Tag Archives: Restrictive Covenant

State Attorneys General on the Attack Against Noncompete Overuse

Too much of a good thing can be bad – a maxim that some employers have historically ignored by requiring entire workforces, including rank-and-file employees, to submit to post-employment noncompete obligations as a condition of continuing employment. In recent months, however, state attorneys general, specifically in New York and Illinois, have put significant heat on … Continue reading this entry

Is There a Doctor in the House...Outside His or Her Restricted Territory?

Should physicians be subject to a different noncompete standards than other professionals? Several states have established laws, through statute and case law, on the topic of physician non-competes, and yet we are still far from a consensus.… Continue reading this entry

Restrictive Covenants in Georgia: A New Beginning (Again)

On May 11, 2011, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law a statute that provides the capstone to a significant revision in the state’s acceptance of restrictive covenants, which should make it easier to enforce noncompetition, nonsolicitation, confidentiality and other such contractual provisions.… Continue reading this entry

The Times They Might Be A-Changin' in Georgia, Massachusetts and Illinois

As many of us in the noncompete world are aware, the law of noncompetes is constantly evolving and changing, sometimes by court decisions like the Sheshunoff decision in Texas, and sometimes by statute, like in Oregon. There are three legislatures currently considering new noncompete bills: Georgia, Illinois and Massachusetts (linked to my good friend and … Continue reading this entry