Georgia Notices (Posting) laws & HR compliance analysis

Georgia Notices (Posting): What you need to know

Georgia requires that employers post several notices in the workplace informing employees of their rights and obligations under various employment laws. The notices must be placed conspicuously and in enough places to be easily seen by employees as they enter and exit the workplace.
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Most state posters can be obtained by contacting the Department of Labor or by visiting its website at http://www.dol.state.ga.us.
Overview. Detailed discussion is provided below on selected, broadly applicable state employment poster and notice requirements.
Please note that additional poster and notice requirements and best practices may apply, particularly in industrial workplaces, healthcare and educational facilities, and other workplaces with unique or specific needs.
Discrimination. State agencies must post information regarding the prohibition of employment discrimination under the Fair Employment Practices Act in a place where notices for employees are usually posted. The poster is available from the state Commission on Equal Opportunity (GA Code Sec. 45-19-27; GA Comp. Rules and Regs. Sec. 186-1-.10).
Drug testing. A notice of the employer's substance abuse testing policy must be posted conspicuously on the employer's premises. Additionally, before drug testing, employees and applicants must be given a onetime notice of the testing (GA Code Sec. 34-9-414).
Equal pay. Employers must post a copy of the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act informing employees of the prohibition against discriminatory wage differences based on gender. The notice is available from the state and must be posted where it is available to employees and applicants for employment (GA Code Sec. 34-5-7).
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