Terms of Employment: Georgia
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: C.R. Wright, Fisher Phillips
- Georgia prohibits discrimination in hiring new employees based on a candidate's disability, age, religion and criminal record. See Prohibited Discrimination in Hiring.
- Georgia has one of the strongest presumptions of employment at-will. See At-Will Employment.
- 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.