For any employment agreement prior to May 10, 2011 under Georgia law, restraints on trade which tend to lessen competition, such as covenants not to compete, are generally not favored. O.C.G.A. § 13-8-2. Specifically, restraints on employment contracts will be upheld only if the restraint is reasonable, founded on valuable consideration, and reasonably necessary to protect the employer’s interest without unduly prejudicing the interests of the public.
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