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MMM Employment Partner Assists 11Alive with Restrictive Covenant Query


Atlanta, GA (November 3, 2010) – Brian M. Harris, a partner in the Executive Compensation and Employment Law Practice, recently answered questions for Atlanta’s 11Alive News concerning the impact of Georgia’s new Restrictive Covenant Act on Georgia businesses and their employees.

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On November 2, Georgia voters approved a Constitutional Amendment giving effect to House Bill 173 (the "Georgia Restrictive Covenant Act").  The Act dramatically changed the law regarding the enforceability of restrictive covenants entered into on or after November 3.  Specifically the Act departed significantly from current Georgia case law by expressly permitting restrictive covenants, setting specific standards for drafting restrictive covenants, empowering Georgia Courts to 'blue pencil" restrictive covenants, defining terms commonly used in restrictive covenants, and establishing reasonably presumptive time limits.

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