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Georgia Governor Signs Sick Leave, Work Scheduling Bills

5.9.17

In recent news, Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law a new bill that requires companies that offer sick leave to allow workers to use it for the care of family members. In the article, "Georgia Governor Signs Sick Leave, Work Scheduling Bills," Partner Bert Brannen expresses his opinion of this new law. 

The law could be seen more as “a symbolic encroachment on employers’ rights than it is a meaningful one,” Bert Brannen told Bloomberg BNA on April 24 as the bill awaited the governor's signature. Since the law doesn't require companies to offer paid sick leave, employers that deem the family members provision too burdensome could eliminate sick leave altogether, he said.

To read the full article, please visit Bloomberg BNA.

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