Say When: Ga.'s New Noncompete Law

Law360 (March 10, 2011, 1:52 PM EST) -- On Nov. 3, 2010, Georgia voters approved a constitutional amendment giving effect to the Georgia Restrictive Covenants Act (RCA). What we do know is that the RCA constitutes a monumental change to existing Georgia “noncompete” law. What we do not know is when the RCA will take effect.

Under the Georgia Constitution, Art. X, §1, ¶6, a constitutional amendment becomes effective on the Jan. 1 following its ratification, unless the amendment provides otherwise. The amendment was silent, so the constitutional amendment (and thus the RCA) presumably...
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