Georgia Human Resources Library

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Constangy Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP, Troutman Pepper

Georgia Human Resources Library

In-depth HR guides to Georgia and federal employment law, delivered in one soft-cover book and online with form and policy templates. Includes what to do and how to do it for everything from pre-hire through post-termination.


Your subscription includes:

  • Hardcopy Manuals: Because sometimes it just feels better to hold a book in your hands, and flip right to the page you need
  • Digital HR Library: Regularly updated so that you will always have the latest policies at your fingertips
  • HRUpdate: weekly e-newsletter highlighting the top HR trends and best practices
  • SHRM and HRCI certified webinars: free monthly access – $120 value – each webinar is worth 1 SHRM credit and 1 HRCI credit
  • Customer Service: If you still can't find the answer you're looking for, our friendly customer service representatives can point you in the right direction.

The Georgia Human Resources Manual will help you to become an expert in:

  • Understanding state and federal specific compliance thresholds
  • Anticipating and being prepared for an HR Audit with our Self-HR-Audit
  • Managing the recruiting and hiring process lawfully
  • Understanding NDAs, intellectual property and trade secret law
  • Managing employee relationships
  • Conducting workplace investigations
  • Avoiding costly non compliance penalties on both the state and federal level
  • Filing personnel and medical records
  • Filing applications and other non-medical records
  • Knowing what questions you can and can't ask
  • Understanding sensitive topics and questions
  • Confidently writing a harassment policy
  • Legally performing drug and alcohol tests
  • Handling workplace violence before, during, or after it happens
  • Reinstating a veteran after military leave
  • Creating and managing email, Internet and other communications policy
  • Obtaining authorization from employees before generating consumer reports

The Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers is the second publication in the Georgia Human Resources Library and includes form and policy templates you can download, edit, save and print such as:

  • Basic workplace policies for Georgia
  • Time Off and Leaves of Absence policies
  • Georgia required postings
  • Personnel Records and Recordkeeping Requirements
  • Employee Benefits
  • Georgia specific Termination of Employment
  • New Hire Reporting Form
  • Confidentiality and Conflicts of Interest
  • Georgia leave requirements, including statewide mandatory sick leave law, domestic violence leave, Georgia military family leave
  • Georgia privacy laws
  • (OWBPA) The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act
  • Family medical leave

Complaint procedures
Introduction Features of the HR Library
Where to start
Job descriptions and applications
Candidate screening
Time of hire
Time off and leaves of absence
Employee benefits
Basic company policies
Employment status hours of work and overtime
Reviews and promotions
Confidentiality and conflicts of interest
Other matters
Termination of employment
Appendix A Recordkeeping requirements
Appendix B Posting requirements
Acknowledgment of receipt of handbook
Troutman Sanders LLP
Other types of leave
Appendix B Posting requirements
Social media
Snapshot An HR Audit
Features of the HR Library
Compliance thresholds
Recruiting and hiring
Background checks
Policies and procedures manuals
Wages and hours
Personnel files
Liedetector tests
Temporary leased and franchise employees
Independent contractors
Disabilities and reasonable accommodation
Family and medical leave
Military leave
Performance evaluations
Workplace investigations
Plant closings and mass layoffs
Unemployment insurance
Privacy rights
Protecting electronic information
Safety and health
Workplace violence
Workers compensation
Public employers
Appendix A Recordkeeping requirements
The Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Workplace harassment
Federal contractors and affirmative action
Drugs alcohol and tobacco
Diversity in the workplace
Pandemic outbreaks
Health insurance reform
Whistleblower protections
Health insurance portability and privacy
Celebrations in the workplace
Retirement plans
Health insurance continuation coverage
Disaster planning
Restrictive covenants trade secrets and intellectual property
Child labor
About the authors and editors
Politics in the workplace
Editors foreword
Complaint Policy (Option 1)
Complaint Policy (Option 2)
At-Will Employment Application (Option 1)
At-Will Employment Application (Option 2)
At-Will Employment Application (Option 3)
At-Will Employment Application (Option 4)
Invitation to Self-Identify (for Government Contractors Only)
Sample Job Description Form
Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability (for Government Contractors)
A Summary of Your Rights Under the FCRA
Educational Reference
Employment Interview Analysis
Employment Reference
Interview Checklist
Interviewer Evaluation
Interviewing Form
Reference Inquiry
Reference Release Form
Sample Conditional Offer Letter
Sample FCRA Adverse Action Notice
Sample FCRA Pre-Adverse Action Notice
Bullying Policy
EEO Policy
EEO Policy (for Federal Contractors)
Emergency Contact Form
Form I-9 (2020)
Form I-9 Instructions (2020)
Form W-4 (2020)
Georgia New Hire Reporting Form
No Harassment Policy
Sexual Harassment Policy
Time of Hire Introduction
Withholding Allowance Certificate
Accommodation Request
ADA Policy
Bereavement Leave Policy
Employee Reasonable Accommodation Request Form
FMLA Policy
Holiday Policy
Jury Duty Policy
Leave of Absence Policy
Military Leave Policy
Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy
Parental Leave Policy
Personal Days Policy
Physicians' Release to Return to Work
Physicians' Statement Concerning Leave
Request for FMLA Leave
Request for Leave of Absence (Non-FMLA)
Request Form for Non-FMLA Leave
Request for Reasonable Accommodation
Sick Days Policy
Vacation Day Policy
WH-380-E Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee's Serious Health Condition
WH-380-F Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member's Serious Health Condition
WH-381 Notice of Eligibility and Rules & Responsibilities
WH-382 Designation Notice
WH-384 Certification of Qualifying Exigency
WH-385 Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Current Servicemember
401(k) Policy
Beneficiary Designation Form
Continuing Education Policy
Designation of Beneficiary
Health Insurance Policy
Long-Term Disability Policy
Model COBRA Continuation Coverage Election Notice (2020)
Model COBRA General Notice (2020)
Short-Term Disability Plan
AIDS and HIV Policy
Driving Policy
Drug-Free Workplace Policy
Drug-Free Workplace Policy (Government Contractors)
Email Policy
Genetic Information Policy
GPS Acknowledgment
GPS Policy
Hiring Policy
Inspection of Property Policy
Intern Policy (Option 1)
Intern Policy (Option 2)
Introductory Policy
Mobile Texting, Cellphone and Email Policy
No-Fault Attendance Policy (Option 1)
No-Fault Attendance Policy (Option 2)
Non-Fraternization Policy
Personal Conduct Policy (Option 1)
Personal Conduct Policy (Option 2)
Personal Devices Policy
Reference Policy
Reference Release Form
Rules and Regulations Policy
Safety and Health Policy (Option 1)
Safety and Health Policy (Option 2)
Safety and Health Policy (Option 3)
Smoke-Free Workplace Policy
Solicitation and Distribution Policy
Systems and Equipment Policy
Union-Free Policy (Option 1)
Union-Free Policy (Option 2)
Weather Policy
Workplace Violence Policy
Direct Deposit Form
Direct Deposit Policy
Employee Payroll Change Notice Form
Employment Status Policy
Exempt Employee Deduction Policy
Expense Reimbursement Policy
FLSA Job Questionnaire
Hours of Work Policy (Option 1)
Hours of Work Policy (Option 2)
Nursing Breaktime Policy
Overtime Policy
Pay Correction Policy
Payday Policy
Pay Deductions Policy
Payroll Advance Policy
Salary Change Recommendation Form
Timekeeping Requirements Policy
Travel Time Policy
Worksheet 1 Overview of the Workforce
Worksheet 2 Executive Exemption Analysis
Worksheet 3 Professional Exemption Analysis
Worksheet 4 Computer Employee Exemption Analysis
Worksheet 5 Administrative Exemption Analysis
Worksheet 6 Outside Sales Exemption Analysis
Compensation Review Policy (Option 1)
Compensation Review Policy (Option 2)
Exempt Performance Review
Performance Appraisal Summary
Performance Evaluation
Performance Improvement Plan
Performance Review Policy
Self-Peer Evaluation Form
Confidentiality of Company Information Policy
Conflict of Interest Policy
Dress Code Policy
Employee Suggestion Policy
Employee Suggestion Program Entry Form
Examinations of Records Policy
Model Company Resources Policy
Nepotism Policy
Social Networking Policy
Telecommuting Agreement
Telecommuting Policy
Telephone Usage Policy
COBRA Termination Report
Employee Exit Interview Form
Employee Separation Checklist
Exit Checklist
Exit Interview
Georgia Separation Notice (Including List of Workers)
Government Officials Notice
Mass Separation (List of Workers)
Mass Separation Notice
Separation Notice
Separation Summary
Termination Policy
No Smoking Poster
Handbook Acknowledgment
Telecommuting agreement
Telecommuting checklist
Telecommuting policy
FFCRA Leave Policy
FFCRA Poster
FFCRA Request for Leave of Absence (FMLA)
FFCRA Request for Leave of Absence (Non-FMLA)
Form W-4 (2020)
Fair Credit Reporting Act Notice
Fair Credit Reporting Act Pre-Adverse Action Letter
Form I-9 (2020)
Form I-9 Instructions (2020)
Communicable Diseases Policy
Shutdown Policy
Stay Home From Work Poster
Wash Your Hands Poster
Notice of Special Enrollment Rights


Georgia Chamber of Commerce employment law

Georgia Chamber of Commerce

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce, one of the nation’s oldest and largest state business organizations, is pleased to present the Georgia HR Library. We hope it will help you operate your business more efficiently and avoid the hidden pitfalls that lurk among the maze known as HR.

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Constangy Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP

At Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, workplace law is all we do—but we’re not your typical law firm. We are a preeminent boutique firm for labor and employment law in the U.S.  Our clients tell us there is also “a soul to Constangy that is unique and refreshing, that’s not found...

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Troutman Pepper employment law

Troutman Pepper

Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have agreed to merge effective April 1, 2020, becoming Troutman Pepper.

Troutman Pepper, founded in 1897, is an Atlanta-based international law firm with more than 600 attorneys throughout the United States and China. With over 40 areas of legal practice, the full-service...

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