Category: Georgia

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Definition of “Employee” Expanded in Georgia’s Unemployment Benefits Statute

From JDSupra, W. Baker Gerwig, IV reports that Georgia expanded the definition of “employee” in its unemplyment…

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July is the New January – New State Laws Do Not Take the Summer Off 

From JDSupra, Jo Gbujama, Joy Rosenquist, and Bruce Sarchet provide an outstanding summary of new legislation that…

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New Georgia Employment Laws Change Definition of Employment, Restrict Local Laws Regulating Work Hours

From JDSupra, Justin Barnes and Saira Shakir discuss a new law that changes the definition of employment…

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Alabama, Georgia Lawmakers Make Uber, Grubhub Drivers Independent Contractors

From the Insurance Journal, William Rabb reports that Alabama and Georgia are poised to enact laws that make…

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AMC Looks to Erase $8.6 Million Verdict in ‘Walking Dead’ Stunt Death 

From Variety, Gene Maddaus reports that AMC Networks is arguing that a stuntman’s death should be processed…

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Are Georgia firms cheating 1,000s of workers out of benefits, health care?

  From PolitiFact Georgia, Jon Greenberg discusses misclassification in Georgia inlcuding a case in which an administrative judge found…

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Georgia Lawmakers Could Crack Down on Misclassification 

  From Construction Citizen, Scott Braddock reports that Georgia legislators may address misclassification issues by adopting the…

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11th Circuit Overturns NLRB: Finds Atlanta-area Stagehands are Independent Contractors

From The National Law Review, John T. L. Koenig discusses a recent case in which the court…

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Posted in Georgia Workers Compensation

Employee Exclusion Applies to Independent Contractor Truck Driver 

From JDSupra, Peter Dworjanyn discusses whether an insurance company had to cover a claim made by an independent contractor…

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Public Hearings Examine Use Of Independent Contractors

From WABE, Shelby Lin Erdman reports that Georgia legislators held hearings on misclassification of workers as independent…

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State seeks cheating employers

From InsuranceNewsNet — Maggie Lee of The Macon Telegraph writes about Georgia House Bill 500 that strengthens…

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Georgia committee approves panel to study misclassification

From the Florida Times Union Jacksonville.com, Walter C. Jones writes about Georgia legislators considering legislation to address…