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Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Georgia

Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: C.R. Wright, Fisher Phillips


  • An employment agreement lasting for one year or longer must be written and signed in order to be enforceable. See Employment Contracts.
  • Restrictive covenants are generally allowed in Georgia, so long as they are reasonable in time, geographic area, and scope of prohibited activities. See Restrictive Covenants.