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Georgia restricts local labor law mandates

06/02/2022

Author: ADP Admin/Tuesday, May 31, 2022/Categories: Compliance Corner , State Compliance Update, Georgia

On May 5, 2022, Georgia enacted into law Senate Bill 331 (SB 331), the "Protecting Georgia Businesses and Workers Act."

The Details: 

SB 331, effective May 5, 2022, restricts local governments from imposing additional regulations such as labor mandates for employers. Specifically, SB 331 states in part as follows:

“No local government entity may adopt, maintain, or enforce by charter, ordinance, regulation, rule, or resolution the hours or scheduling that an employer is required to provide employees or otherwise regulate employee output during work hours.“

While SB 331 prohibits local government entities from regulating an employer’s wage and hour requirements, the law states that a local government entity may set and regulate hours, scheduling, and output for its own employees and for the provision of services, including those related to the supplementary powers given to local governments.

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