Georgia Update

Well, there continues to be a lot of discussion about Georgia’s new noncompete law. The most recent discussion at this point is not about the substance, however. Rather, it’s about whether the law is valid.

In short, there is a discrepancy between the timing of when the new law is supposed to take effect (November 3) and when the amendment to Georgia’s constitution (necessary to enact that law) permits the law to take effect.

For all the worry, however, the rumor is that the issue will be quickly cleaned up through corrective legislative action. See New Law Needs Fix and Lawmakers scramble over mistake involving noncompete law.