Georgia Human Resources Library


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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

Georgia Human Resources Library was created in collaboration with Constangy Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP, Troutman Sanders LLP, and authored by Constance Brewster, Emily E. Schifter, Evan Gibbs, Rebecca H. Silk, Stephanie Hendricks, Yane Park McKenzie.


Testimonials

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The Georgia Chamber is committed to offering quality products and services that provide real value to our members. The Georgia Human Resources Manual is an outstanding product that has helped many of our state's businesses operate more efficiently and avoid costly mistakes and we are proud to offer this terrific resource again this year.

Chris Clark, CEO and President, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta, Georgia


I have been in Human Resources for over 30 years.  "Performance Management Strategies: Finding Common G.R.O.U.N.D." was one of the best presented, arranged, and informative webinars I have ever participated in.  I wish my whole crew of supervisors and managers could have participated in it.  However, with the information I received and the way it was laid out, I hope that I will be able to mock the presentation for them. You and Jamie did an excellent job in presenting this in a clear, distinctive way that was interesting and was never boring. 

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hrsimple.com is a must-have not only for HR professionals in the state, but for labor and employee relations professionals, employment lawyers and small business owners. It is comprehensive in scope, addressing the many legal and compliance issues that face employers from recruiting to retirement. Yet, despite the wide range of issues covered, and the complexity of those issues, information is easy to find and comprehend, avoiding much of the legal-speak that can often be difficult to interpret.

John A. Challenger, Chief Executive Officer, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., Chicago, Illinois


About the law firm

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 with other firms.” For more than 70 years, our clients have appreciated our common-sense approach and our commitment to being a real partner in helping employers navigate...read more ,

Troutman Sanders LLP

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

Troutman Sanders LLP, 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 firm offers a broad array of legal services, including corporate, energy and regulatory, finance and real estate, business litigation and specialized litigation services.

The Troutman Sanders...read more

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.

Targeted, timely and comprehensive, these resources are cover more than thirty primary topics directly related to the employment process, from job descriptions through termination and beyond. Each resource includes practical advice on what should be done, solid advice on how to do it and a complete explanation of why it is important.

This updated and revised edition of the Georgia HR Library was not written as a response to employee-related problems, but to help you avoid them. The guidelines and checklists will make that easier and the examples, FAQ’s and step-by-step instructions will give you the confidence to know that you are on... learn more


Topics covered

Georgia Human Resources Manual

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Troutman Sanders LLP

About the authors

Editor's foreword

Features of the HR Library

Chapter 01: Snapshot - An HR Audit

Chapter 02: Compliance thresholds

Chapter 03: Recruiting and hiring

Chapter 04: Employment eligibility and immigration

Chapter 05: Background checks

Chapter 06: Policies and procedures manuals

Chapter 07: Personnel files

Chapter 08: Restrictive covenants, trade secrets, and intellectual property

Chapter 09: Wages and hours

Chapter 10: Child labor

Chapter 11: Temporary, leased and franchise employees

Chapter 12: Performance evaluations

Chapter 13: Independent contractors

Chapter 14: Privacy and monitoring

Chapter 15: Electronic information and communication practices

Chapter 16: Social media

Chapter 17: Lie-detector tests

Chapter 18: Discrimination

Chapter 19: Workplace investigations

Chapter 20: Disabilities and reasonable accommodation

Chapter 21: Politics in the workplace

Chapter 22: Discipline

Chapter 23: Termination

Chapter 24: Plant closings and mass layoffs

Chapter 25: Family and medical leave

Chapter 26: Military leave

Chapter 27: Safety and health

Chapter 28: Workplace violence

Chapter 29: Disaster planning

Chapter 30: Benefits

Chapter 31: Retirement plans

Chapter 32: Group health plans

Chapter 33: Workers' compensation

Chapter 34: Unemployment insurance

Chapter 35: Public employers

Chapter 36: Telecommuting

Chapter 37: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Chapter 38: Pandemic outbreaks

Appendix A: Recordkeeping requirements

Appendix B: Posting requirements

Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers

Foreword

Introduction: Features of the HR Library

Chapter 01: Where to start

Chapter 02: Job descriptions and applications

Chapter 03: Candidate screening

Chapter 04: Time of hire

Chapter 05: Time off and leaves of absence

Chapter 06: Employee benefits

Chapter 07: Basic company policies

Chapter 08: Employment status, hours of work and overtime

Chapter 09: Reviews and promotions

Chapter 10: Confidentiality and conflicts of interest

Chapter 11: Complaint procedures

Chapter 12: Other matters

Chapter 13: Termination of employment

Chapter 14: Acknowledgment of receipt of handbook

Appendix A: Recordkeeping requirements

Appendix B: Posting requirements