I currently work for "Managed Services Provider" in Georgia. I have always wanted my own business. That, and because of many differences in opinion with my current employer, I want to start my own company. I signed a non-compete in 2010, before Georgia passed their new non-compete laws.
It says "I understand and agree that during my employment with the Company and for a period of one year after the termination of my employment with the company, I will not, anywhere within 35 miles of [Company Address], compete with Company by working for myself or others to provide information technology systems maintenance, repair or troubleshooting for commercial accounts".
Am I out of luck? I would not be considered a "key" or "professional" employee under the new law. Does that apply to me in anyway?