Georgia changes employment definition, exceptions and penalties

May 5, 2022 at 8:43 p.m

  • HB 389 establishes criteria for determining whether a worker is an employee
  • Music industry professionals and ridesharing are exempt from employee status

Georgia is changing its definition of employment, introducing penalties for worker misclassification and providing exceptions to worker status for ride-sharing networks and music industry professionals, under a bill (HB 389) that Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed into law May 5 and passed in July comes into force 1.

employment definition

Georgian law states that persons providing services for remuneration are employed unless they are:

  • are engaged in an independently established trade, profession, occupation or business; and
  • free from control or direction over the performance of their work.

HB 389 provides criteria for determining whether individuals are free from control or direction over performance…

Emmanuel Elone

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