What are Some of the Basics of Georgia Manufacturing Law?

May 16, 2016 | Charles Bowen

Manufacturing has long been a thriving industry in the State of Georgia. If you are a business owner in Georgia, you are lucky to be in the number one state to conduct production under business-friendly policies and manufacturing laws according to a 2014 study by CNBC. Part of the reason why Georgia is a great place to open a business is due to its location between Europe and Asia and easy access to the Port of Savannah, one of the top shipping ports in the United States.

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Topics: Georgia Manufacturing Law

How Georgia Manufacturing Law Made It the #1 State in Which To Do Business

March 17, 2015 | Charles Bowen

Question:

Are Georgia manufacturing laws, tax structures and commerce policies making the state more attractive to new businesses and also encouraging existing companies to expand?

 

Answer:

Yes.  One prominent study has determined that Georgia is the top state in which to do business. In addition, there are policy changes being considered that may well serve to improve Georgia's standing even more.

For the past eight years, CNBC has published a ranking of “America’s Top States for Business” based on 56 competitiveness metrics separated into ten broader categories. In the 2014 report, Georgia ranked as the #1 state for business and has been listed in the top ten in each of the past eight years (including three times in the top four).

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Topics: Georgia Manufacturing Law

Does the ADA or FMLA Protect Alcoholic Commercial Drivers?

March 9, 2015 | Charles Bowen

Answer: No

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) both provide protections for employees to help ensure fair treatment when burdened with conditions outside of their control. Though employers must abide by these Acts, they must also consider their own liability when it comes to the actions of their employees. Employers have a duty and responsibility to do what is best for all stakeholders, including the general public. A recent case in Georgia, Sakari Jarvela v. Crete Carrier Corporation, addressed this issue when a diagnosed alcoholic over-the-road commercial motor vehicle driver was terminated from his position after six and a half years of employment.

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Topics: Georgia Manufacturing Law, Georgia Employment Law, Georgia Entertainment Law