21st Annual SHRM-Atlanta HR Conference - Atlanta, Georgia

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Date   Oct 17 - 18, 2011
Location   Cobb Galleria Centre
Two Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30339

Ford & Harrison attorneys Jeff Mokotoff and Matt Gilley are participating as presenters at the 21st Annual SHRM-Atlanta HR Conference.

They Can't Take It With Them: The Impact of Georgia's New Non-Compete Law on Employers - Speaker: Jeff Mokotoff

On November 3, 2010, Georgia voters approved a constitutional amendment which is intended to give effect to the Restrictive Covenants Act "RCA" passed in 2009. The RCA represents a dramatic change in the law governing non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants in Georgia. The RCA does not impact agreements entered into prior to the ratification of this amendment. Prior to passage of the constitutional amendment, a restrictive covenant that was deemed overly broad as to time, territory or scope of activities was void in its totality. The RCA authorizes Georgia courts to "blue pencil" or "modify" non-competes or non-solicitation provisions, in order to render them enforceable. The Act will likely result in increased enforcement of restrictive covenants in a variety of circumstances. Because the RCA represents a significant departure from existing law, any company that uses restrictive covenants today should fully understand how the RCA has altered the legal landscape in this area.

Personnel Management Following the Dodd-Frank Act - Speaker: Matt Gilley

The Dodd-Frank Act is rightly viewed as "Wall Street" legislation, but its sweeping impact will be felt on Main Street. In particular, human resource and personnel managers in companies subject to the Act will see changes in executive compensation rules, corporate governance requirements, diversity and inclusion mandates, and whistleblower protections. Many of these provisions carry high-stakes penalties and deserve close analysis. This session will focus on the various Dodd-Frank provisions that will impact your human resource management.

Ford & Harrison is also sponsoring and exhibiting at the 21st Annual SHRM-Atlanta HR Conference.

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