Tag: Georgia

Hands Free Law – Distracted Driving On May 2, 2018, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation (H.B. 673) with the following restrictions on cell phone use while driving: A driver cannot have a phone in their hand or use any part of their body to support their phone. Drivers can only use their phones to make…

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: Is a Georgia employer required to provide nonexempt employees with a break and/or meal period? If the employer does provide a meal period, should employees be required not to refrain from working during that time? Answer: According to the Georgia Department of Labor, neither the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) nor Georgia state law…