Georgia Poster Changes

Workers' Compensation - Bill of Rights - The Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation has released an updated Workers' Compensation - Bill of Rights poster that must be displayed by employers. This mandatory update reflects an increase in employee maximum weekly benefit amounts for job-related injuries, and weekly income benefits when not working but capable of restricted work. Effective Date:  07/12/13

Unemployment Insurance - The Georgia Department of Labor has released an updated Unemployment Insurance poster that must be displayed by employers. This mandatory update reflects that all individuals receiving unemployment insurance benefits must engage in an active search for work and report weekly work search contacts. Effective Date: March 2013

Federal Update: The Family and Medical Leave Act Notice Update

The Family and Medical Leave Act notice has been revised to reflect the changes caused by the recently approved rule. The definition of "Veteran" has been revised to include both those who serve and those discharged in the past 5 years (previously it was only those who served). The explicit definition of "Serious Injury or Illness" was removed as well, replaced by a notice that there are differences between the definition of "Serious Injury or Illness" for a service member or veteran, and "Serious Health Condition" under the FMLA. Effective Date: March 8, 2013.

Everify & Right to Work Change -
On May 13, 2011, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed The Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011. The law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2011, requires public employers to obtain affidavits from contractors (and any subcontractors and sub-subcontractors) stating that they are enrolled in and use E-Verify. The law also requires private employers with more than ten employees to use E-Verify for new hires. It goes into effect for employers with 500 or more employees on January 1, 2012, for employers with 499 to 100 employees on July 1, 2012, and for employers with 99 to 11 employees on July 1, 2013.

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