Georgia is an employer-friendly state. The state’s employment laws do not exceed federal law in as many areas as some states, but there is still a lot that an employer in this state needs to know. For example, Georgia’s Sex Discrimination in Employment Law (GSDEL) gives additional protection than federal law.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in Georgia.
Updated to reflect information on case law regarding reasonable accommodation under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
Updated to include the standard UIFSA interstate child support order compliance requirements.
Several states have filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to nullify new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations from the US Department of Labor (DOL) before they take effect December 1.
An employer must file this form with the Georgia Department of Labor within 48 hours following a mass separation of 25 or more employees in one establishment on the same day for the same reason (other than a labor dispute).
An employer must file this form with the Georgia Department of Labor, in conjunction with DOL 402, within 48 hours following a mass separation of 25 or more employees in one establishment on the same day for the same reason (other than a labor dispute).
Outside of mass terminations, an employer must provide all separated employees with this form on the employee's last day of work or must mail it to the employee within three days.
Enhanced to improve the comprehensiveness, organization and topics covered of state employment laws.
Enhanced to link users to the most comprehensive coverage of each law and to improve the organization and scope.
Updated to reflect amendments under the Protecting Guardsmen's Employment Act, effective July 1, 2016.
Updated to reflect amendment extending discrimination and reinstatement protections to National Guard members of any state, effective July 1, 2016.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Georgia employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.