Nobody ever said running a business was a walk in the park. As an employer, you have a lot of balls in the air, and compliance is just one of them. One really, really important one that, if dropped, could cost you a whole lot of money.
In addition to federal regulations, each state has their own share of employment related laws that business owners need to be aware of. Here, we’re highlighting some of these key state-specific requirements and laws, and offering guidance to help you keep up.
Bear in mind, this list is not comprehensive, and there may be local or industry-specific employment requirements that your business needs to comply with. It’s best to consult with counsel to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, as Justworks does not provide legal advice.
Payroll Tax Accounts
Because Justworks reports state unemployment taxes on your behalf, you’ll need to close your Georgia State Unemployment and Withholding accounts prior to joining our platform. Here are the steps to do that.
Recruiting & Hiring Practices
The Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011 requires that private employers in Georgia with 11 or more employees enroll and participate in E-Verify which allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their employees. E-Verify compares information from Form I-9 to government records to confirm that an employee is authorized to work in the U.S.
State Regulation: Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011
An employee’s final paycheck may be issued on the next regularly scheduled payday. Accrued, unused vacation time need not be paid out to the employee.
Additionally, the unemployment insurance notice (Form DOL-800, “Separation Notice”) must be provided to all separating employees, regardless of the reason for leaving. You can access the form here.
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This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, legal or tax advice. If you have any legal or tax questions regarding this content or related issues, then you should consult with your professional legal or tax advisor.