Restrictive Covenants In Georgia: Avoiding The Choice Of Law Trap

Law360, New York (November 27, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Restrictive covenants in employment agreements are an important tool in protecting the customers, clients, business and competitive information of a company from being taken by an employee who leaves.

However, when ancillary to employment, these covenants may not be enforced in Georgia, even if they are enforceable in other states. Many large, sophisticated corporations use agreements that are drafted by counsel in N.Y., Boston, Chicago or elsewhere.

When they use these agreements for employees in Georgia, they are highly susceptible to being struck down and leaving...
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