Personnel/Employment (8)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

HB 0005 OpposeProhibit Employer From Using Salary History of New Job Applicant Park Cannon
1/16/2019 House Second Readers Industry and Labor --
2019/01/16 Test Report General County Government Personnel/Employment Todd Edwards
This legislation would prohibit an employer from using the salary history of a job applicant to determine their compensation.  It would only apply to applicants that are not currently working for the employer in another position.
HB 0110 NeutralPaying Employees - Employer has Discretion over Payment by Check Tom Kirby
4/2/2019 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Industry and Labor --
General County Government Personnel/Employment Todd Edwards
Current law requires employers to pay employees by cash, check, credit transfer (with the consent of the employee) or by credit into payroll card account.  This law allows the payment by check (upon the discretion of the employer.   
HB 0116 NeutralIncrease the State's Minimum Wage Dewey McClain
2/6/2019 House Second Readers Industry and Labor --
General County Government Personnel/Employment Todd Edwards
This legislation increases Georgia's minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $15 per hour.  It also stipulates that those employees that meet the eligibility requirements for the tip credit can credit tip toward the satisfaction of up to 50 percent of the minimum wage.     
HB 0573 EvaluatingMinimum wage; wages and employment benefits by local government entities; revise certain provisions Spencer Frye
3/8/2019 House Second Readers Industry and Labor --
General County Government Personnel/Employment Todd Edwards
HB 1010 NeutralCannot Discriminate Based on a Person's Hairstyle Kim Schofield
2/26/2020 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Judiciary --
General County Government Personnel/Employment Todd Edwards
This legislation prohibits discriminating against persons due to their hairstyle, meaning braids, locks, twists or other textured hairdressing historically associated with an individual's race.  
HB 1090 NeutralGovernments Must Provide Time and Location for Expressing Breast Milk - Worker's Compensation Benefit Changes Deborah Silcox
8/5/2020 Effective Date Health and Human Services Insurance and Labor -
General County Government Personnel/Employment Todd Edwards
This bill requires all Georgia's state and local governments to provide paid break time of a reasonable duration to an employee who desires to express breast milk during work hours.  Each government must provide a room or other location, other than a restroom, in close proximity to the employee's work area where the employee can express breast milk in privacy.  The legislation also authorizes the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Labor to revise "deductible earnings" (which will change how worker's compensation benefits are calculated); develop rules for revising benefits and their distribution during an emergency; and changes how benefits are calculated.                  
HB 1099 OpposeCoroners - Provide a Hefty Raise and Treat as Constitutional Officers Danny Mathis
3/9/2020 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
2020/03/06 Report Compensation Coroners/Medical Examiners General County Government Personnel/Employment
Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation mandates pay raises for coroners.  It first removes the current statutory restriction that there be only one deputy coroner and authorizes the coroner to set the deputy coroner's salary at one-half the coroner's salary, or at one-quarter of the coroner's salary plus a fee of $250 for each case worked.  It then sets up a state-mandated base pay scale and throws in a substantial raise - similar to what's in statute for constitutional officers.  This is in addition to the COLAs coroners have received commensurate to state employee pay increases.  To boot, the office or coroner shall be a full-time position, and the county governing authority shall provide the coroner the same employment benefits it provides other constitutional officers.               
SB 0046 NeutralIncrease Georgia's Minimum Wage Donzella James
2/5/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Insurance and Labor -
General County Government Personnel/Employment Todd Edwards

This legislation increases Georgia's minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $15 per hour.  Furthermore, starting January 1, 2021 and continuing forward, the minimum wage is adjusted upwards to reflect the increase in the cost of living, if any, determined by the Georgia Department of Labor.       

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