Georgia Hours of Work laws & HR compliance analysis

Georgia Hours of Work: What you need to know

Drivers of motor contract carriers and motor common carriers may not be on duty for more than 10 consecutive hours followed by 10 consecutive hours off duty, except in an emergency.
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Railroad employees may work a maximum of 13 hours in a day followed by 10 hours off duty, except in an emergency (GA Code Sec. 34-7-4).
Employees of cotton or woolen manufacturing establishments may not be employed for more than 10 hours a day or 60 hours a week. Employees may exceed the limits to make up for up to 10 days of lost time caused by accidents or other unavoidable circumstances. This limitation does not apply to engineers, firefighters, guards, mechanics, teamsters, yard employees, clerical workers, and employees needed to clean or repair machinery (GA Code Sec. 34-3-1).
The state of Georgia places limitations on the hours that children under the age of 16 may work.
An employer may provide reasonable unpaid break time each day to an employee who needs to express breast milk for her infant child. The employer may make reasonable efforts to provide a room or other location (in close proximity to the work area), other than a toilet stall, where the employee can express her milk in privacy. The break time should, if possible, run concurrently with any break time already provided to the employee. An employer is not required to provide break time if it would unduly disrupt the operations of the employer (GA Code Sec. 34-1-6).
Georgia says “no” to local government mandates requiring additional pay to employees based on schedule changes. Predictive scheduling laws generally require a ...

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