Georgia Voters Agree To Allow Human DRM: Non-Competes Made Enforceable
from the anti-innovation dept
There's actually been a big effort in a few other states to make such agreements unenforceable, but apparently some states are going backwards. Benny6Toes points us to the unfortunate news that Georgia has passed a Constitutional Amendment to make non-compete's more enforceable. Before this, some non-competes were enforceable, but in a limited way.
What's really ridiculous is that those pushing for this Amendment presented it in terms that were quite clearly the opposite of what the Amendment would do:
"Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to make Georgia more economically competitive by authorizing legislation to uphold reasonable competitive agreements?"Even though plenty of people who actually understood this issue knew that it was a ridiculously bad idea, for those who don't actually understand this issue, who's going to vote against making their state "more economically competitive"? Of course, it's rather scary that Georgia politicians would make such a claim when all of the evidence shows that such non-competes actually make states significantly less competitive. Really a tragic move for the state of Georgia.