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In-depth HR guide 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, policies and form templates that you can use as-is or customize, updated online access, email notifications and a weekly e-newsletter

Georgia Human Resources Manual

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Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers


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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
Appendix B Posting requirements
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Social media
Snapshot An HR Audit
The Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Recruiting and hiring
Employment eligibility and immigration
Features of the HR Library
Compliance thresholds
Background checks
Policies and procedures manuals
Personnel files
Wages and hours
Temporary leased and franchise employees
Performance evaluations
Independent contractors
Privacy and monitoring
Electronic information and communication practices
Liedetector tests
Workplace investigations
Disabilities and reasonable accommodation
Plant closings and mass layoffs
Family and medical leave
Military leave
Safety and health
Workplace violence
Workers compensation
Unemployment insurance
Appendix A Recordkeeping requirements
Public employers
Pandemic outbreaks
Disaster planning
Retirement plans
Group health plans
Restrictive covenants trade secrets and intellectual property
Child labor
Politics in the workplace
About the authors
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)
Form I-9 (2020)
Form I-9 Instructions (2020)
Consumer Report Notice
Notice of Adverse Employment Action Letter
Communicable Diseases Policy
Shutdown Policy
Stay Home From Work Poster
Wash Your Hands Poster
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 the prickly legal and regulatory environments of the changing workplace. Today we have more than 190 attorneys across 15 states, offering services ranging from the defense of single and multi-plaintiff employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims to complex wage and hour litigation, workplace safety, and affirmative action compliance, as well as OSHA, to workers’ compensation, ERISA and employee benefits, immigration, and labor relations. A “Go To” Law Firm in Corporate Counsel and Fortune magazine, Constangy represents Fortune 500 corporations and small companies across the country. Our attorneys are consistently rated among the best by sources including Chambers USA, Martindale-Hubbell, and Best Lawyers in America, and we are ranked as a Tier 1 firm by the U.S. News & World Report/Best Law Firms survey. What Sets Us Apart Our lawyers know each other. They like each other. Clients benefit from our agility and a financial structure that does not pit offices against each other. Our structure allows for teams with the best mix of lawyers to serve clients. The result is optimal responsiveness and consistent service across all locations where your company uses us. Are we the biggest firm? No—and that’s by design. We have the depth and experience of our “BigLaw” colleagues, with a roster of attorneys with exceptional experience. We are a growing and vibrant firm, yet we respect the heritage and culture that has built us into a unified team providing common-sense, practical, and out-of-the box solutions that mitigate risk and help you achieve your unique objectives. Clients let us know that diverse teams are also important to them.  We routinely see this, for example, in Requests for Proposals. Interviews with in-house counsel at top companies further reveal that they want to work with lawyers of diverse backgrounds, because they believe such teams reflect their own evolving workforces—and, because lawyers looking through “a wider lens” actually bring more innovative ideas to the table. Yes, at Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, we take our clients’ needs seriously. We have been told that of the largest 350 firms in the U.S., ours is the first to have an African-American named partner. What’s being built on the inside of our firm is reflected on the outside of our door. Among our firm’s governing body, more than 40% are comprised of women and minorities. In fact, Constangy was one the first law firms in the country to have a female attorney in labor law in the 1940s. Our lawyers are not clones. We come from various backgrounds in terms of geography, economic background, and ethnicity. Some of us are parents and sports fans, and former government agency professionals and prior HR managers. We are real people just like you and your employees. What We Do Our focus is labor and employment law, and we have represented management exclusively since 1946. From Title VII to OSHA to ERISA and the NLRA, Constangy attorneys can help you keep policies up-to-date and your workplace running smoothly. We have a full range of experienced attorneys who can help you with everything from developing harassment and workplace safety policies or securing foreign worker visas, to protecting trade secrets and defending against wrongful discharge and discrimination claims. From our roots in labor relations and manufacturing, to our recent work in helping employers understand the convergence of digital technology in the modern workplace—our capabilities cover all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. National Presence With more than 180 attorneys and a full complement of paralegal and support staff, Constangy has the ability to work wherever you need, whenever you need. In addition to bar admissions in more than half of the United States, our attorneys regularly appear with permission of the court in jurisdictions nationwide. We also have strong relationships with local counsel in many states, ensuring we can work with clients in locations across the country.  Accolades and Awards Constangy has put together an outstanding team of attorneys that distinguishes us. We focus on bringing in the best and the brightest, and have recruited many leading minds in employment and labor law. U.S. News/Best Law Firms recently ranked us as a Tier 1 firm in employment law (management), labor law (management) and litigation (labor and employment). We also received 37 metropolitan tier rankings across our offices in various areas relating to employment law. We were recently named a “standout” firm in both complex and routine employment law in BTI Consulting’s 2016 Litigation Outlook. Fortune magazine and Martindale Hubbell have recognized Constangy as a “Top Firm” indicating that more than one out of three of our lawyers have achieved the AV Preeminent® Peer Review designation.  We currently have 48 attorneys named in the Best Lawyers in America®rankings. We currently have 28 attorneys ranked by Chambers USA in labor and employment categories.
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 LLP Labor & Employment Practice Group consists of more than 20 attorneys located in the Firm’s Atlanta, Hong Kong, New York, Orange County and Richmond,. The Labor and Employment Group provides clients with comprehensive advice and counsel in all areas of labor and employment law, including litigation, human resources consulting, and training, as well as business immigration law and traditional labor law. The Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group at Troutman Sanders LLP consists of 14 attorneys in Atlanta, Richmond and New York who provide legal and consulting advice on the full spectrum of federal laws impacting employee benefit plans, compensation, and privacy issues. Likewise, the Immigration Practice Group consists of attorneys in Atlanta, and New York focusing on all aspects of business immigration law. Together, the Labor and Employment Group, Compensation and Employee Benefits Group and Immigration Practice Group represent numerous Fortune 500 companies across a wide variety of industries.

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