U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Takes a Stab at Clarifying Effective Date of Georgia’s New Law Regarding Restrictive Covenants

I have posted several articles discussing Georgia’s confusing efforts to codify its laws governing restrictive covenants such as noncompetes, nonsolicitation agreements and nondisclosure agreements that have now resulted in three different sets of rules governing restrictive covenants.  (The determination of which set of rules to apply depends on the date the agreement was signed.)  My […]

What to Expect from an Exit Interview

Employers should (but often don’t) conduct an exit interview every time an employee leaves – regardless of whether the employee has resigned voluntarily or been terminated involuntarily.  The exit interview can be beneficial for employer and employee alike, as is discussed below. Here is a list of what should occur at an exit interview, with […]

Update on the Confusing Changes to Georgia’s Restrictive Covenants Law (Covenants Not to Compete, Not to Solicit Customers, Not to Solicit Employees and Not to Disclose Confidential Information)

Georgia has had a great deal of activity in the past few years regarding its laws governing restrictive covenants in employment agreements.   The result has been a great deal of uncertainty, even though (ironically) the stated reason for much of the activity was to provide certainty.  Here is a summary of what has happened to […]

Ms. Myer spoke at the State Bar of Georgia’s Technology Law Institute on October 21, 2011

Ms. Myer spoke regarding changes in the law of restrictive covenants, copyright and other recent changes in the law pertaining to technology at the State Bar of Georgia’s Technology Law Institute on October 21, 2011.

Ms. Myer Comments on the Law of Restrictive Covenants as Applied to Franchises

Here is the link to comments Ms. Myer posted to an employment lawyers chat group on September 30.  http://www.linkedin.com/groupAnswers?viewQuestionAndAnswers=&discussionID=73146502&gid=144672&trk=EML_anet_di_pst_ttle&ut=3VE_mqA3v21QY1

Key Changes to Georgia’s Law Governing Restrictive Covenants in Employment Agreements – Part Three

This is Part Three of an article discussing the recent changes to Georgia’s law governing restrictive covenants such as covenants not to compete, not to solicit customers, not to solicit personnel and not to disclose confidential information.  Part One discussed general changes applicable to each of these types of covenants.  After providing some additional general […]