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Employment Laws in Georgia

Filed under Hiring Workers. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.

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Employers in Georgia must conform to these state rules relating to the employment relationship.

Persons employing one or more workers are subject to the prohibition against discrimination based on age.

Persons employing 10 or more workers are subject to provisions prohibiting unequal pay for equal work based on sex.

Employers with 15 or more employees are prohibited from discrimination against people with disabilities.

Prohibited Employment Discrimination

Employment discrimination based on age (applies only to individuals between the ages of 40 and 70 years) and disability is prohibited in Georgia.

Equal pay. Employers with 10 or more employees may not pay members of one sex at a rate less than that paid to employees of the opposite sex for equal work on jobs requiring equal skill, responsibility, etc.

Firearms. Employers may not condition employment upon an agreement by a prospective employee that prohibits an employee from entering and access to a parking lot when the employee's privately owned vehicle contains a firearm that is locked out of site in a trunk, glove box, or other enclosed compartment or area within the motor vehicle, provided the employee possesses a Georgia weapons carry license.

Recordkeeping/Posting Requirements

Employers subject to the equal pay law must keep an abstract or copy of the law posted in a conspicuous place in or about the premises where any employee is employed.

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