"How To Draft and Enforce Non-Compete Agreements under Georgia's Non-Compete Statute" - Complimentary Webinar

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Date   Sep 27, 2017
Time   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern

About the Program
In the Spring of 2011, the Georgia legislature enacted Georgia’s Non-Compete Statute, O.C.G.A. 13-8-50 et seq.  While six years have passed since its enactment, very few courts have interpreted the statute’s provisions.  Nevertheless, those few decisions, prior case law and a close reading of the statute provide practitioners and employers alike the opportunity to more broadly enforce restrictive covenant agreements.  Join Jeff Mokotoff, FordHarrison partner and co-Chair of the firm’s Non-Compete, Trade Secrets & Business Litigation Group, for a webinar:  Beginning with non-compete agreements entered into after May 2011, the Non-Compete Statute (O.C.G.A. 13-8-50, et seq.), for the first time, gave courts – in the context of an employer-employee relationship – the discretion to “modify a covenant that is otherwise void and unenforceable so long as the modification does not render the covenant more restrictive with regard to the employee than as originally drafted by the parties.”  Prior to 2011, Georgia courts refused to modify an overbroad restrictive covenants; if one part of a non-compete agreement was unenforceable, then that non-compete and any non-solicitation of customers provision in the same agreement would be struck down in their entirety.  Under the new statute, if drafted correctly, Georgia employers seeking to enforce non-compete agreements stand a much better chance of doing so.  

Continuing Education

  • FordHarrison is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This course is approved for 1 hour of PDC.
  • This program is also pre-approved by HRCI for 1 hour of PHR, GPHR, and SPHR recertification credit.

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