Calculating The Effective Date Of Ga.'s H.B. 30

Law360, New York (May 17, 2011, 2:33 PM EDT) -- On May 11, Georgia’s governor signed into law House Bill 30 (H.B. 30), finally resolving much of the debate surrounding the validity and effective date of Georgia’s new statute addressing the enforceability of restrictive covenants in employment agreements and in a variety of other contexts. The act provides significant guidance regarding the permissible parameters of restrictive covenants in Georgia, including but not limited to the following:

Perhaps most importantly, the statute allows for judicial modification of an otherwise overly broad covenant to make it enforceable. Previously,...
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