Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Vote No on Amendment No. 1


By Howard H. Johnston

In 40 years of practicing law, I have never seen such a misleading ballot question or such an unfair proposal as Constitutional Amendment No. 1.

Amendment No. 1 represents an attempt to control the employer-employee relationship in a manner previously unknown in Georgia. It will legalize unfair employment contracts, saying, “If you leave this company for any reason, you cannot work in this town (or several counties or states) for a period of two years.”

If passed, this amendment will allow an employer to force an employee to sign a contract which would create a modern form of involuntary servitude.

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