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Georgia Pro

Keeping up with federal and state employment regulations is complex work for any business -- but good human resources guidance can help employers steer clear of costly lawsuits. Fortunately, the Georgia Pro is available. For years, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce HR Library has helped employers and HR personnel find answers quickly. The Georgia Pro is a comprehensive, plain English resource that helps you manage employees from pre-hire through post-termination. Written in plain English, it is authored by top labor lawyers, so you know you can trust the guidance. The Georgia Pro Compliance Library allows users to download and customize hundreds of policies and forms; maintain proper employee personnel files; and create or bolster your employee handbook. When a federal or state labor law or regulation changes, the library is updated -- and you'll receive an e-mail notice so you can easily determine what, if any, changes you need to make. Extra bonus include the HR Update (a weekly newsletter with news and trends) and webinars worth credit towards SHRM-CP/SCP and HRCI certifications.

Includes 8 products for $587.00
  • An Employer’s Guide to FMLA and ADA
  • Employee Benefits – An Employer's Guide
  • Employment Verification: Immigration, Form I-9, and E-Verify
  • Georgia Human Resources Manual
  • Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers
  • Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers
  • Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide
  • Workplace Safety and Health Compliance Manual
  • Plus a 1-year online subscription

    Georgia Pro was created in collaboration with Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP,Troutman Sanders LLP , and authored by Dannah Rodriguez, Patricia-Anne Upson, Seth T. Ford, Stephanie Hendricks


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    About the law firm

    Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP

    A Wider Lens on Workplace Law

    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 more ,

    Troutman Sanders LLP

    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, 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

    About Troutman Sanders LLP

    About the editor

    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: Employee policies and procedures manuals

    Chapter 07: Employee 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 in employment

    Chapter 19: Workplace investigations

    Chapter 20: Disabilities and reasonable accommodation

    Chapter 21: Politics in the workplace

    Chapter 22: Employee discipline

    Chapter 23: Termination

    Chapter 24: Plant closings and mass layoffs

    Chapter 25: Family and medical leave

    Chapter 26: Military leave

    Chapter 27: Workplace safety and health

    Chapter 28: Workplace violence

    Chapter 29: Disaster planning

    Chapter 30: Employee benefits

    Chapter 31: Retirement plans

    Chapter 32: Group health plans

    Chapter 33: Workers' compensation

    Chapter 34: Unemployment insurance

    Chapter 35: Public employers

    Appendix A: Recordkeeping requirements

    Appendix B: Posting requirements

    Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers


    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

    An Employer’s Guide to FMLA and ADA

    About FordHarrison LLP

    About the Author


    Snapshot - An HR Audit

    Chapter 1: The Family and Medical Leave Act

    Chapter 2: Key Definitions

    Chapter 3: Employer Coverage and Employee Eligibility

    Chapter 4: Reasons for Leave

    Chapter 5: Serious Health Conditions

    Chapter 6: Military Leave Under the FMLA

    Chapter 7: Length of Leave

    Chapter 8: Notice and Documentation - Employee Obligations and Employer Challenges

    Chapter 9: Certifications Necessary for Leave

    Chapter 10: Employer Notice and Documentation Requirements

    Chapter 11: Employee Rights Under the FMLA

    Chapter 12: Enforcement of the FMLA

    Chapter 13: Amendments and Proposals

    Chapter 14: Introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act

    Chapter 15: The ADA Amendments Act

    Chapter 16: Employers Covered

    Chapter 17: "Disability" in Detail

    Chapter 18: Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA

    Chapter 19: The Pregnancy Discrimination Act

    Chapter 20: How the ADA Impacts Your Business

    Chapter 21: Enforcement of the ADA

    Appendix A: Leave and Other State Laws

    Employee Benefits – An Employer's Guide

    About Ogletree Deakins

    About the Authors


    Chapter 1: Employee Benefits Law

    Chapter 2: Life Insurance

    Chapter 3: Health Benefit Plans

    Chapter 4: Regulation of Group Health Plans

    Chapter 5: Healthcare Reform

    Chapter 6: Disability Plans

    Chapter 7: Severance Plans

    Chapter 8: Cafeteria Plans

    Chapter 9: Retirement Plans

    Chapter 10: Additional 401(k) Qualification Requirements

    Chapter 11: Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans

    Chapter 12: Employee Communication Under ERISA

    Chapter 13: Fiduciary Duties Under ERISA

    Chapter 14: Other Fringe Benefits

    Employment Verification: Immigration, Form I-9, and E-Verify

    About the Cavanagh Law Firm PA

    About the Editors

    Chapter 01: Snapshot - An HR audit

    Chapter 02: Immigration and employment

    Chapter 03: Immigration visas

    Chapter 04: Form I-9

    Chapter 05: Tips to complete the Form I-9

    Chapter 06: Conducting internal audits

    Chapter 07: Expired documents and the I-9 form

    Chapter08: Anti-discrimination

    Chapter 09: Electronic completion and storage of Form I-9

    Chapter 10: No-match letter and wage reporting compliance

    Chapter 11: Additional Social Security number verification services

    Chapter 12: Investigations

    Chapter 13: IMAGE program

    Chapter 14: Responding to visits and calls regarding immigration

    Chapter 15: E-Verify

    Chapter 16: E-Verify regulations for federal contractors and subcontractors

    Chapter 17: Helpful steps to comply with E-Verify requirements

    Chapter 18: Criminal enforcement and I-9 audits

    Appendix A: Sample memorandum

    Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers

    About FordHarrison LLP

    About the Editors

    Editor's Foreward

    Chapter 1: Snapshot - An HR Audit

    Chapter 2: Pre-Employment Issues

    Chapter 3: Pre-Employment Testing

    Chapter 4: Interviews

    Chapter 5: Background Checks

    Chapter 6: The Employment Relationship

    Chapter 7: New Hire Reporting

    Chapter 8: Policy Manuals and Employee Handbooks

    Chapter 9: Employee Personnel Files

    Chapter 10: Employment Contracts

    Chapter 11: Non-Compete Agreements and Trade Secrets

    Chapter 12: Affirmative Action

    Chapter 13: Discipline

    Chapter 14: Termination

    Chapter 15: Layoffs

    Chapter 16: Employment Litigation

    Chapter 17: Union Organizing Activity

    Chapter 18: Social Media

    Appendix A: Federal Recordkeeping Requirements

    Appendix B: Posting Requirements

    Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide

    Squire Patton Boggs

    About the Authors

    Chapter 01: Snapshot

    Chapter 02: Overview

    Chapter 03: Covered employers

    Chapter 04: Workers not covered by federal law

    Chapter 05: Leased or temporary employees

    Chapter 06: White-collar exemptions

    Chapter 07: Additional exemptions

    Chapter 08: Minimum wage requirements - nonexempt employees

    Chapter 09: Overtime compensation - nonexempt employees

    Chapter 10: What counts as “wages” - nonexempt employees

    Chapter 11: Determining work time - nonexempt employees

    Chapter 12: Deductions from pay

    Chapter 13: Recordkeeping requirements

    Chapter 14: Enforcement

    Chapter 15: Remote workers and telecommuting

    Chapter 16: Posting requirements

    Chapter 17: Employment of minors

    Chapter 18: Equal pay

    Chapter 19: Payment of wages

    Chapter 20: Where to go for more information

    Appendix A: State agencies

    Appendix B: Wage and hour district offices

    Workplace Safety and Health Compliance Manual

    About Fisher Phillips LLP

    About the Author

    Chapter 1: Snapshot - An HR Audit

    Chapter 2: Introduction

    Chapter 3: Duties and Responsibilities

    Chapter 4: Employer's General Duty

    Chapter 5: Recordkeeping Requirements

    Chapter 6: Safety Incentive Programs

    Chapter 7: Significant Standards

    Chapter 8: Inspections

    Chapter 9: Citations and Penalties

    Chapter 10: Settling Citations

    Chapter 11: Procedural and Affirmative Defenses

    Chapter 12: Criminal Penalties

    Chapter 13: Developing a Comprehensive Health and Safety Program

    Chapter 14: Whistleblower Protection

    Chapter 15: Emergency Response and Preparedness

    Appendix A: Required Postings

    Appendix B: Forms for Recording Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

    Appendix C: Partially Exempt Industries from OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements

    Appendix D: Safety Checklist

    Appendix E: State Plan Review Commissions/Boards

    Appendix F: State Plan Notice of Contest Timeline

    Appendix G: Emergency Action Plan Checklist

    Appendix H: Safety Strategies

    Appendix I: Model Written Lockout/Tagout Program

    Appendix J: National, Regional, Local and Special Emphasis Inspection Programs

    Appendix K: OSHA Injury and Illness Recordability Worksheet

    Appendix L: Handling Violence in the Workplace

    Appendix M: OSHA Increases Focus on Safety for Temporary Employees

    Appendix N: OSHA Fact Sheet

    Forms and Policies

    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-384 Certification of Qualifying Exigency

    WH-385 Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Current Servicemember

    The Family and Medical Leave Act Poster (English)

    The Family and Medical Leave Act Poster (Spanish)

    WH-381 Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities

    WH-382 Designation Notice

    I-9 Form (2017 - 2019)

    I-9 Form Instructions (2017 - 2019)

    Immigration Compliance and Acknowledgment Form

    I-9 Form (2017 -2019)

    I-9 Form Instructions (2017 - 2019)

    No-Match Checklist

    Current Form I-9 (2017 - 2019)

    Consumer Report Notice

    Notice of Adverse Employment Action Letter

    Company Use Job Description

    Sample Job Questionairre

    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 (2017 - 2019)

    Form W-4

    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

    Model COBRA General Notice

    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

    Complaint Policy (Option 1)

    Complaint Policy (Option 2)

    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

    Handbook Acknowledgment

    No Smoking Poster

    OSHA Poster - Job Safety, It's the Law

    OSHA Form 300A - Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

    OSHA Form 300 - Forms for Recording Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

    Model Written Lockout-Tag Out Program