Georgia Labor Law Updates

All businesses with employees in Georgia are required by state & federal employment laws to post Labor Law Posters in a visible location. Employment laws change often, which require labor law posters to be updates. Below includes past & most recent mandatory labor law updates which require employers to post the latest version of these posters.

 

Mandatory change(s) for the state of Georgia

Date
Poster/Update
  • 06/2019

    Workers Compensation Bill of Rights-Updated with new benefit dollar amounts and a new revision date.

  • 05/2018

    Unemployment Insurance-Update includes the addition of an unemployment insurance website, an updated list of career centers, and a new revision date.

Mandatory federal change(s)

Date
Poster/Update
  • 07/2016

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.

  • 07/2016

    Employee Polygraph Notice-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes the removal of penalty amount up to $10,000 against violators and revised contact numbers.

  • 05/2015

    Wyoming OSHA - Health and Safety Protection-Updated to reflect an employees right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation.

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Georgia Labor Law Poster Posting Requirements:

  • Georgia Unemployment Insurance Act (Georgia Code 34-8-190) Employees must be provided information regarding their rights, obligations and benefits under the Georgia Unemployment Insurance Act. The full color, organized and easy-to-read Complete Georgia Labor Law Posters provide this information in a centralized location. Simply post it in a conspicuous location for all employees to review as necessary.
  • Georgia Equal Pay Act Including Vacation Act (Georgia Code 34-5-7) The Complete Georgia Labor Law Posters convey key information regarding the Georgia Equal Pay Act, including the Vacation Act. You're legally obligated to provide this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Georgia Workers Compensation Law Including Bill of Rights (Georgia Code 34-9-81.1) In Georgia, employees are protected by both Workers' Compensation law, and by a Bill of Rights. The Complete Georgia Labor Law Posters provide this information in a clear, easy-to-read format. Your employees will be informed, and your workplace will be compliant and safe.
  • Workers' Comp. Bill of Rights Workers who are injured on the job have specific rights guaranteed to them by the Workers' Compensation Bill of Rights. The Complete Georgia Labor Law Posters summarize these rights, along with employer obligations.
  • Georgia No Smoking Poster Smoking is prohibited in all Georgia workplaces. The Complete Georgia Labor Law Posters have a very visible no smoking announcement to remind employees and visitors of this law.
  • Federal Minimum Wage Act (29 CFR 516.4) Federal law requires that you post information with respect to the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour, effective July 24, 2009. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location.
  • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 USCA 433(a)) You are mandated by federal law to provide information regarding the rights, benefits and obligation of employees who are governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 CFR 801.6) Per federal law, employees have specific rights and protections accorded to them under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. You must inform employees of their rights under the act. Ensure that you post this information in a conspicuous location. Be aware that under 29 CFR 801.42(7) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed against you for violating any provision of the Act.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (29 CFR 1601.30) Your employees must be informed of their rights under federal equal employment laws. Ensure that you post this information in a prominent and accessible location.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (29 USC 2619(a)(b)) You must post information informing employees of their rights and protections per the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location, accessible by all employees.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 CFR 1903.2(a)(1)) You must display clear, summarized and accurate information regarding your employees' rights and protections under the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act. Display this information in a conspicuous location, and ensure that it is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.
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Minimum Wage Rates in Georgia in 2020:

Since 2001 Georgia’s minimum wage has remained at $5.15 per hour. But due to the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, a vast majority of employers must adhere to the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

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Important Phone Numbers: State of Georgia

  • Wage & Hour - (404) 893-4600
  • OSHA - (800) 321-6742
  • Workers' Compensation - (800) 533-0682
  • Unemployment Insurance - (404) 232-3990
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