Georgia Vacation Laws
The state of Georgia does not have laws in regards to paying an
employee for any unused vacation time when he or she has been
terminated from a position. Other states have laws for vacation
payment, but Georgia law does not require it. Employers have the option
of paying terminated employees unused vacation time but are not
Some companies and businesses have policies that require this kind of
payment and are obligated to pay any unused vacation time. A court
order can require that a terminated employee receive his or her unpaid
wages for unused vacation. This is only the case when a company has
previously submitted a policy where these kinds of wages are required
to be paid.
Georgia Smoking Laws
Laws in regards to smoking not only maintain the rights for clean air
for non-smokers but also set regulations for how cigarette distribution
to minors is handled. Smoking laws first arose when research showed
that smoking causes health issues. Cancer of various body parts -- the
heart, lungs, and other vital organs -- was soon found to also be
caused by second-hand smoking along with personal smoking.
Smoking laws also came as non-smokers desire to consume fresh air
without the worry of health risks. Consequently smoking is most often
not allowed in most public buildings as well as government buildings.
Georgia state laws have set guidelines for where employees are allowed
to smoke and in which areas. Under these laws smoking is only allowed
in these specific areas. Signs for non-smoking are required to be
posted in facilities. If a smoking law is broken a fine will be
In Georgia smoking laws disallow tobacco products to be sold to minors.
Tobacco products include cigars, chewing tobacco, cigarettes, pipe
tobacco, and any other product containing tobacco. Any business
distributing tobacco to minors will be fined. In Georgia smoking laws
also prohibit advertising tobacco products through the radio, the
television, and any other kind of media. No law currently prohibits
tobacco products from being advertised on the Internet.
Holiday Pay Laws
No federal law or Georgia state law requires employers to offer paid
holidays to their employees. However many businesses and companies do
allow employees to have five to seven days of holiday pay each year.
Georgia law and federal law also do not have laws that require an
individual to have increased pay if he or she works on a holiday. An
employer may choose to provide extra payment for employees who work on
holidays. Some companies and business offer premium payment for
Holiday pay also establishes how much an individual is to receive while
on holiday vacation. Normally an employee will receive the same wages
he or she would have earned if otherwise working. Overtime pay is not
issued when an individual works more than forty hours in one week as
several of those hours were vacation hours and un-worked. If an
employee works through the holiday and has hours of more than forty for
that week, he or she is entitled to overtime payment.