Monthly Archives: January 2012

Jan 25, 2012  |   By Todd Stanton →

GA Legislature Seeks to Reverse Lawyer Mandate

When the Georgia Supreme Court ruled late last year that companies were required to respond to a Georgia garnishments through an attorney licensed to practice in Georgia, many companies were caught off-guard.  Until the Court’s decision, most companies’ payroll personnel simply made the garnishment calculations, withheld the appropriate amount from the garnishee’s check, and returned the money and a short garnishment answer to the issuing     Continue reading

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Jan 10, 2012  |   By Todd Stanton →

The NLRB Delays the Posting Requirement (Again)

On December 23, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) again postponed implementing its requirement that employers expressly notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”).  Unless there are further delays (which is quite possible given the several challenges to the rule), the posting requirement will now go into effect on April 30, 2012. If the rule goes into effect, employers     Continue reading

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Jan 4, 2012  |   By Todd Stanton →

Is Your Company Ready for Georgia’s E-Verify Mandate?

Starting January 1, 2012, Georgia employers with 500 or more employees must enroll and use E-Verify, the online federal work authorization program that determines the immigration status of new hires. The mandate will trickle down to companies with between 100 and 499 employees on July 1, 2012, and companies with 10 to 99 employees must begin using E-Verify by July 1, 2013. For the purposes     Continue reading

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