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Do non competes hold up in GA?

Do non competes hold up in GA?

Properly drafted non-compete agreements, signed after May 2011, are enforceable in the State of Georgia. In fact, the laws governing the enforceability of non-compete agreements are favorable for businesses in the state. The key to enforceability is construction and consideration.

How do you beat a non-compete in Georgia?

If you decide to ignore the non-compete agreement, your former employer may sue you.

  1. Typically, the only way to fight a non-compete agreement is to go to court.
  2. It may be that your former employer has never sued another employee to enforce the non-compete agreement.

Will a non-compete clause hold up in court?

California – Non-compete clauses are not enforceable under California law. However, LegalNature’s non-compete agreement may still be used to prohibit the employee from soliciting customers and other employees away from the employer.

Are Noncompete agreements valid in Georgia?

For a non-compete agreement to be considered valid in Georgia’s state, the contract must contain consideration, which is something of value. You need to provide one of your current employees something of value in exchange for their signature if you want them to sign one of these agreements.

What does a non compete clause mean?

In contract law, a non-compete clause (often NCC), or covenant not to compete (CNC), is a clause under which one party (usually an employee) agrees not to enter into or start a similar profession or trade in competition against another party (usually the employer). Some courts refer to these as “restrictive covenants.”.

Can you enforce your non-compete clause?

While an employer may be able to enforce a non-compete clause as long as it has a legitimate business interest as a reason for enforcement, you may have defenses. Similarly, if you have been asked to sign a non-compete agreement or other restrictive covenant, it is wise to consult with an employment lawyer prior to signing.

Does a non compete clause valid if you’re fired?

If the employee is fired or resigns within two years, then the non-competition agreement would not be valid or enforceable. In the end, non-competition agreements are very difficult to enforce and are expensive if litigated.