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Garnishment On May 8, 2018, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation (S.B. 194) amending the maximum part of disposable earnings subject to garnishment, as follows: The amount by which the defendant’s disposable earnings for that week exceed $217.50 (an increase of 50 cents). In case of earnings for a period other than a week, the proportionate…

Question: We currently do not hire individuals who smoke tobacco, and we require them to take a test at time of hire to see if they have nicotine in their system. Is this a permissible practice? Answer: Generally, it is a permissible practice, but it could still pose a legal issue. While it is illegal…