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Georgia Employment Law addresses the state & federal law relevant to the practice of employment law in GA. Coverage includes wage & hour laws, insurance benefits & claims, worker's comp, and more.
Georgia Employment Law addresses the state and federal law relevant to the practice of employment law in Georgia. The intent is to provide the practitioner with all the essential background information for practicing employment law in Georgia, the majority of which is federal legislation and case law based, and fleshing out the same with explanation of Georgia’s parallel provisions and analysis of the applications peculiar to Georgia. The book is a valuable reference guide for those practicing employment law, as well as general practitioners who are presented with employment law issues in their practice.

Coverage includes these topics: wage and hour laws, unemployment insurance benefits and claims, workers compensation, employment discrimination and retaliation, workplace torts, federal and state leave laws, and workplace health, safety and privacy.
 

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SKU GEMPL
Division Name Daily Report
Volumes 0
Product Types Books
Brand Daily Report (GA)
Publication Date March 28, 2019
Jurisdiction Georgia
ISBN 978-1-62881-374-6
Page Count 352
Edition 1
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Brian Sutherland
Thomas J. Mew IV
Thomas J. (“Tom”) Mew IV is of counsel with the firm of Rogers & Hardin, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia. Tom’s practice covers a broad range of employment law and litigation matters including both individual and class action wage-and-hour, discrimination, and harassment litigation, ERISA litigation, and general business litigation. Tom also regularly advises employers on employment contracts, releases, and restrictive covenant issues. Tom is a graduate of Davidson College and the University of Georgia School of Law. Following law school, Tom served as a law clerk to the Hon. Herschel P. Franks of the Tennessee Court of Appeals and to the Honorable Harold L. Murphy of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. 
Chapter 1: The Employment Relationship......................................................................................1

1-1 THE EMPLOYMENT-AT-WILL DOCTRINE......................................................................................1

1-1:1 Statutory Codification: O.C.G.A. § 34-7-1......................................................................................1

1-1:2 Presumption of At-Will Employment......................................................................................2

1-1:2.1 Effect of Wage Term or Period......................................................................................2

1-1:2.2 Public Employees......................................................................................3

1-1:3 Typically No Cause of Action for Wrongful Termination......................................................................................3

1-1:4 Public Policy Exceptions Limited......................................................................................4

1-1:5 Promissory Estoppel and Fraud Claims ......................................................................................4

1-1:6 Employee vs. Independent Contractor......................................................................................5

1-1:7 Effect of Federal and State Antidiscrimination Laws......................................................................................5

1-2 CONTRACTS......................................................................................6

1-2:1 Statute of Frauds......................................................................................6

1-2:2 Employee Handbooks and Manuals......................................................................................6

1-2:3 Employment Contracts......................................................................................8

1-3 LABOR RELATIONS......................................................................................8

1-4 ARBITRATION PROVISIONS IN THE EMPLOYMENT CONTEXT......................................................................................9

1-4:1 Coverage Under Georgia Arbitration Code vs. United States Arbitration Act................................................................................9

1-4:2 Georgia Arbitration Code......................................................................................10

1-4:2.1 Statutory Exclusions......................................................................................10

1-4:2.2 Compelling Arbitration......................................................................................10

1-4:2.3 Court Jurisdiction Over Applications for Attachment and Preliminary Relief.......................................................................11

1-4:2.4 Subpoenas......................................................................................11

1-4:2.5 Appointment of Arbitrators......................................................................................11

1-4:2.6 Arbitration Procedure......................................................................................11

1-4:2.7 Confirmation or Vacation of Award ......................................................................................13

1-5 RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS IN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS......................................................................................13

1-5:1 Common Law or Statute......................................................................................13

1-5:2 Public Policy Considerations......................................................................................13

1-5:3 Judicial Scrutiny......................................................................................14

1-5:4 Consideration Requirement......................................................................................14

1-5:5 Judicial Modification......................................................................................14

1-5:6 Types of Restrictive Covenants......................................................................................16

1-5:6.1 Non-Compete Covenants......................................................................................16

1-5:6.1a Common Law Requirements......................................................................................16

1-5:6.1b Reasonableness of Restrictions at Common Law......................................................................................17

1-5:6.1c Statutory Requirements......................................................................................18

1-5:6.1d Reasonableness of Restrictions Under Statute......................................................................................20

1-5:6.2 Non-Solicitation Covenants......................................................................................22

1-5:6.2a Common Law Requirements......................................................................................22

1-5:6.2b Statutory Requirements......................................................................................24

1-5:6.3 Non-Disclosure Covenants......................................................................................25

1-5:6.3a Common Law Requirements......................................................................................26

1-5:6.3b Statutory Requirements......................................................................................26

1-5:6.4 Miscellaneous Statutory Provisions......................................................................................27

1-5:6.5 Remedies for Breach ......................................................................................28

1-5:6.6 Statute of Limitations......................................................................................28

1-6 IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP ISSUES......................................................................................29

1-6:1 Duty To Report New Hires and Rehires......................................................................................29

1-7 MASS LAYOFFS AND CLOSINGS—NOTICE REQUIREMENTS......................................................................................29

1-7:1 WARN Act......................................................................................29

1-7:1.1 Form and Delivery of Notice......................................................................................30

1-7:1.2 Covered Employers......................................................................................33

1-7:1.3 Employees......................................................................................33

1-7:1.4 Mass Layoffs and Plant Closings......................................................................................35

1-7:1.5 Exemptions......................................................................................36

1-7:1.6 Exceptions to 60-day Notice Requirement......................................................................................37

1-7:1.7 Remedies for Violations......................................................................................40

1-7:1.8 Good Faith Defense......................................................................................42

1-7:1.9 Statute of Limitations......................................................................................43

1-7:2 Georgia Requirements......................................................................................43


Chapter 2: Wage and Hour Laws......................................................................................45

2-1 GENERAL PROVISIONS REGARDING THE PAYMENT OF WAGES ......................................................................................45

2-1:1 Method of Payment......................................................................................45

2-1:2 Timing of Payment......................................................................................46

2-2 MINIMUM AND OVERTIME WAGES ......................................................................................47

2-2:1 Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938......................................................................................47

2-2:2 Georgia Minimum Wage Law......................................................................................53

2-3 CHILD LABOR......................................................................................57

2-3:1 Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938......................................................................................57

2-3:2 Georgia Child Labor Law......................................................................................58

2-4 FARMWORKERS......................................................................................60

2-4:1 Definitions under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act..........................................................................61

2-4:2 Certificates of Registration for Farm Labor Contractors......................................................................................63

2-4:3 Protections for Migrant and Seasonal Workers......................................................................................65

2-4:4 Enforcement Provisions......................................................................................67

2-4:4.1 Administrative Enforcement......................................................................................67

2-4:4.2 Judicial Enforcement......................................................................................67

2-4:4.3 Limitations on Private Actions......................................................................................68

2-5 GARNISHMENT......................................................................................70


Chapter 3: Unemployment Insurance Benefits, Claims

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