New Georgia Employment Laws Change Definition of Employment, Restrict Local Laws Regulating Work Hours | Jackson Lewis P.C.

Emily Parkin

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has signed into law two measures addressing the employment relationship. The first, Act 809 (H.B. 389), alters the definition of employment for purposes of unemployment benefits. The second, Act 823 (S.B. 331), precludes local governments from regulating the scheduling or work hours of a private business’s […]

Georgia Legislative Day 40 Gold Dome Report

Emily Parkin

Legislative Day 40 continues as this Report goes live, and the day has already been a historic one! Most notably, HB 1013, Speaker David Ralston’s (R-Blue Ridge) Mental Health Parity Act legislation was signed by Governor Kemp around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Advocates, legislators, lobbyists, and onlookers spilled over the railings as […]