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HR Answers Now is a valuable information resource provided to all Georgia Employers’ Association members.   This excellent tool covers the compliance issues that matter most to you. Whether you manage an HR department or you’re the sole HR person, or if you’re a small business owner managing your own HR issues, HR Answers Now is the one resource that provides expert guidance that’s easy to use.

HR Answers Now focuses on the topics & tools most relevant to you and your business, giving you one complete resource with straightforward answers and lots of links to relevant laws and regulations. Here is some of the information that is available to GEA Members:

The HR Compliance Library includes information sections on a broad range of human resources topics.  A keyword search is available for each topic area.  Information resources for each topic include a Quick Answers document, detailed analysis, and useful tools for employers.

HR Answers Now also provides links to two extensive legal database modules.  The State Law Database allows selection by state and keyword search.  Each summary result provides a legal citation,  a very useful “What the Employer must Do” that provides a clear explanation of the law. A similar Federal Law Database categorizes federal laws and regulations by topic.

Issues and Answers provides detailed analysis of real world HR topics and also provides tips to improve company benefits and programs and employee participation. Subscribers receive Daily Updates by email each day with information on pertinent issues.  HR Answers Now also includes a useful Tools section that contains modules for Job Descriptions, Performance Appraisals, and an index of forms and policy templates and checklists.  A White Collar Exemption Tool is also included. A sample Employee Handbook is also included that contains model language to help with handbook development.

If your company chose to subscribe to this HR Resource directly from the supplier, the cost would be $1600.  Georgia Employers Association provides HR Answers Now to each of it’s members at no additional charge.

Following is a selection of topics that can be researched in HR Answers Now:

Access to Personnel FilesHealth Insurance Benefits CoveragePolygraph Testing
Age DiscriminationHolidays/VacationsPre-employment Inquiries
COBRAJury Duty & Court Attendance LeavePregnancy & Maternity Leave
Child Labor LawsMarital Status DiscriminationRecordkeeping/Posting Requirements including poster files!
Child SupportMaximum HoursReligious Discrimination
Disability DiscriminationMeal & Rest PeriodsSexual Orientation Discrimination
Drug TestingMilitary & Emergency Services LeaveUnemployment Insurance
Fair Employment PracticesMinimum WageVoting Leave
Family and Medical LeaveNew Hire ReportingWage Payment
GarnishmentOvertime PayWhistleblower Protection
Genetic TestingPlant ClosingWorkers Compensation
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