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Georgia Approves Employer-Friendly Amendment Affecting Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation and Non-Disclosure of Confidential Information Covenants

by David Long-Daniels, Chris Puckett & Todd D. Wozniak On November 2, 2010, Georgia voters approved an amendment to the state constitution that will have a substantial impact on the drafting, negotiation, and enforcement of non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure covenants in Georgia...

Why Did The Lawyer Put This In My Contract?: Confidentiality

This will continue my attempt to explain some of the legal mumbo jumbo in your employment contract, and why the lawyers put it there. Today, I'll talk about confidentiality. You may see a sentence or two in your agreement that look something like this: I promise that I will keep all matters relating...

Why Did the Lawyer Put This in My Severance Agreement?: The Cooperation Clause

This continues my series of posts deconstructing the legal gobbeldy-goop in employment agreements. Today I'll talk about a clause I often see in severance agreements: the cooperation clause. It may look something like this: Employee agrees to cooperate with Employer in connection with any legal...

The Expiration of a Contract and Its Effect on an Arbitration Provision

In Huffman v. The Hilltop Companies [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ], the 6th Circuit addressed an issue of first impression: the application of the strong presumption in favor of arbitration in a post expiration setting when the arbitration clause is not...