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Basic Rights (7)+

Documentation for Employment (2)+

Ending a Job (2)+

  • Ending a Job

    This document discusses the following questions: What happens if you are fired or laid off from your job or if you quit? What happens if you become ill or are injured and cannot work? What is sick leave and how is it covered? What happens when you retire? What is a pension? What is Social Security? The document is an excerpt from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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    Spanish / Español
  • What to Do If You Lose Your Job

    Explains "at will" employment and basic requirements for receiving unemployment benefits in Georgia. Content Detail

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
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    Spanish / Español

Finding a Job (3)+

  • Background Checks: What Job Applicants and Employees Should Know

    The new brochure, Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know, offers nuts-and-bolts guidance from the two agencies when employers consider the background of applicants and employees in hiring, retention, promotion, and reassignment. > Questions About Your Background > Background Reports > If the Employer Finds Something Negative in Your Background > Where to Go For Help Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • Employment Relationship Checklists

    These checklists are designed to assist organizers and workers when confronted with a minimum wage or overtime violation in a subcontracting or independent contractor employment situation. The checklists represent the three major tests for employment status under various federal labor and employment laws, in order of the narrowest to the broadest. The checklists are not exhaustive, and are meant to assist workers in determining whether there is an employment relationship with any number of possible responsible employers. Please consult an attorney to get an evaluation of your claims. The document is in PDF format. Content Detail

    By:
    National Employment Law Project (NELP)
  • Getting a Job

    This document discusses basic employment issues relating to getting a job, including laws governing hiring such as equal employment opportunity, non-discrimination, and equal pay requirements, excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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    Spanish / Español

Wage and Labor Law (7)+

  • Background Checks: What Job Applicants and Employees Should Know

    The new brochure, Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know, offers nuts-and-bolts guidance from the two agencies when employers consider the background of applicants and employees in hiring, retention, promotion, and reassignment. > Questions About Your Background > Background Reports > If the Employer Finds Something Negative in Your Background > Where to Go For Help Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • Enforcement of Federal Laws Related to Payment of Wages

    The Department of Labor enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which sets basic minimum wage and overtime pay standards. In addition to the FLSA, the DOL Wage and Hour Division enforces other labor laws related to wage payment. The web site also contains information on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Immigration Act of 1990, relating to immigrants working under HB-1 visas. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Fair Labor Standards Act Information

    This web page contains: Fair Labor Standards Act/Child Labor Laws, Regulations, and information to help everyone comply with the law. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Get Information About Child Labor

    Today, approximately 80% of all students will work sometime during high school. Child labor laws ensure our youth will have the necessary time to pursue their education and be employed in a safe workplace. Georgia's child labor law was written in 1878 whereas the federal child labor law is provided for under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) enacted in 1938. When there are differences between federal and state laws pertaining to child labor, the law providing the more stringent standard is observed. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Labor
  • Household Workers

    If you hire someone to work in your home, such as a cleaning person, a cook, a gardener or a baby sitter, both you and your employee should know about paying Social Security and Medicare taxes. Your household employee may be eligible for Social Security and Medicare some day—if you deduct Social Security and Medicare taxes from his or her wages, pay the taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and report the wages to the Social Security Administration. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
    Polish / Język Polski
    Chinese / 中文
  • Minimum Wage Requirements and Labor Standards

    This web site contains a series of "Fact Sheets" that provide information about minimum wage requirements, the way the Fair Labor Standards Act to different kinds of work, the Family Medical Leave Act and other laws that apply to workers. The web site is sponsored by the US Department of Labor, Administrative Standards, Wage and Hour Division. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division
  • What Georgia Employers Need to Know

    An overview of the law as it affects private employers in Georgia. Content Detail

    By:
    State Bar of Georgia

Work and Public Benefits (4)+

  • If You Lose Your Job

    This brochure will give you information on unemployment benefits, unemployment insurance appeals and ideas about other ways to replace lost income while you look for another job or wait for your unemployment benefits. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Social Security No-Match Letters: Questions and Answers for Workers

    This Q&A addresses frequently asked questions about workers' rights when their employer receives a Social-Security no-match letter. Please consult an attorney to get an evaluation of your claims. The document is PDF format. Content Detail

    By:
    National Employment Law Project (NELP)
  • TANF: What Happens When I Go to Work?

    This document describes the different kinds of support services that families receiving TANF can get when the head of the household goes to work, such as child care, Medicaid health benefits and help with transportation. The document also describes what you can do if you do not get the support services you have asked for. Read More

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Work and Public Housing and TANF Benefits

    Information on public housing policies which encourage tenants to work. Read More

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®

Banking (1)+

  • Ways to receive your money (Wages or Payments)

    Have you received a paycheck but aren’t sure whether to cash it or put it into a bank account? This guide provides information about receiving wages or payments. You can use this guide to compare the benefits and risks of getting paid in cash, with a check, by direct deposit, or on a card. Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
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    Spanish / Español