Georgia Enacts New Law Governing Noncompete Agreements

On November 2, 2010, Georgia voters approved an amendment to the Georgia Constitution that will drastically change the legal landscape for employers seeking to protect their confidential information and other legitimate business interests. The amendment makes effective House Bill 173, which was passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Perdue last year in an effort to encourage companies to do business in Georgia. The new law will now be codified at O.C.G.A. § 13-8-50 et seq.

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