Georgia Leave of Absence (FMLA) laws & HR compliance analysis

Georgia Leave of Absence (FMLA): What you need to know

Some states have laws that require employers to grant employees time off for the birth or adoption of a child, or to care for a family member with a serious illness, but Georgia does not have such a law for private employers. However, most Georgia employers with 50 or more employees will be covered by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
There are additional details on FMLA leave requirements.
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Effective July 1, 2017, Georgia employers with 25 or more employees that provide paid sick leave to employees must also allow employees to use up to 5 days per year of that leave, once earned, to care for an immediate family member (G.C.A. 34-1-10.)
Additional information on this law is available.
Georgia's Fair Employment Practices (FEP) Act requires that public employers grant the same leave benefits to female employees disabled by pregnancy as are granted other employees with temporary disabilities. The Act covers all public employers with 15 or more employees. The FEP Act does not apply to private employers, but they may have leave obligations under federal law.
Georgia sets specific requirements for the use of sick leave and maternity leave by public school teachers and other school personnel. For purposes of the statute, the term “personnel” includes each person employed in the public school system in the capacity of student services support personnel or administrative and supervisory personnel.
Sick leave. May be taken for illness or injury, or for illness or death in the immediate family. Sick leave may be accumulated at a rate of 1 1/4 days ...

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