Alston & Bird hosted a Labor and Employment Executive Breakfast seminar on Wednesday, October 6, 8:15am-10:00am. Charlie Morgan and Brett Coburn gave an overview of the proposed significant changes to Georgia law governing enforcement of noncompetes, nonsolicitation and other restrictive covenants and why companies may be best served by revisiting existing approaches to such contractual provisions. The following topics were covered during the program.
U.S. Justice Department's New ADA Regulations and Accessibility Guidelines
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently released new regulations under Title II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on accessibility for public entities and places of public accommodation. The new regulations will impact all businesses that open their doors to the public. They contain some significant changes to elements that were previously covered by the 1991 Standards, and include new provisions addressing service animals, use of technologies as auxiliary aides, and mobility devices. With required compliance looming, familiarity with changes in both the new regulations and the Standards for Accessible Design is essential.
Get Out the Vote!
On November 2, 2010, Georgia voters may make it easier for employers to enforce restrictive covenants. House Bill 173 (“H.B. 173”), passed by the Georgia Legislature on April 1, 2009, and signed by Governor Perdue on April 29, 2009, proposes broad changes to restrictive covenants in the employment context. The proposed new law will take effect if a majority of voters approve an amendment to the Georgia Constitution on November 2, 2010.
October 6, 2010
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