Georgia Hiring laws & HR compliance analysis

Georgia Hiring: What you need to know

Discrimination. The Georgia Age Discrimination Act prohibits hiring practices that discriminate against individuals who are between the ages of 40 and 70 (Ga. Code § 34-1-2). The Act covers all public and private employers, regardless of size. The state has no other comprehensive fair employment law that covers private employers. More information is available at the Georgia Age Discrimination section.
The state's Equal Employment for Persons with Disabilities Code prohibits hiring practices that discriminate based on disability and covers public and private employers with 15 or more employees (Ga. Code § 34-6A-2). More information is available at the Georgia Disabilities (ADA) section.
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Equal pay. The state's Equal Pay Act requires employers to pay employees of the opposite sex equal wages for equal work (Ga. Code § 34-5-1). The law applies to all public employers and private employers with 10 or more employees. More information is available at theGeorgia Equal Pay/Comparable Worth section.
State agencies only. The Georgia Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits hiring practices that discriminate based on race, color, disability, religion, sex, national origin, or age (Ga. Code § 45-19-20 et seq.). The Act covers any state agency that has 15 or more employees; it does not cover private employers. More information is available at the Georgia Discrimination section.
Bankruptcy. The federal bankruptcy code prohibits public employers from discriminating against applicants or employees solely because they have filed for bankruptcy protection. The code also prohibits private employers from discriminating against employees solely because they have filed for bankruptcy protection. However, the 11th Circuit ...

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