Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Creating a Better State of Business

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce, one of the nation’s oldest and largest state business organizations, is pleased to present the Georgia HR Library. We hope it will help you operate your business more efficiently and avoid the hidden pitfalls that lurk among the maze known as HR.

Targeted, timely and comprehensive, these resources are cover more than thirty primary topics directly related to the employment process, from job descriptions through termination and beyond. Each resource includes practical advice on what should be done, solid advice on how to do it and a complete explanation of why it is important.

This updated and revised edition of the Georgia HR Library was not written as a response to employee-related problems, but to help you avoid them. The guidelines and checklists will make that easier and the examples, FAQ’s and step-by-step instructions will give you the confidence to know that you are on solid ground.

This series of publications is prepared exclusively for Georgia employers and made available by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce in a continuing effort to provide reliable and practical information for our members and the Georgia business community.

If you would like to know more about the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, we would welcome your call at 404-223-2264 or a visit to our web site at


Seth T. Ford

    Seth T. Ford is a partner in the Atlanta office of Troutman Sanders LLP. Mr. Ford regularly advises clients on a host of labor and employment law matters under both state and federal law, including non-compete and trade secret disputes, multi-plaintiff claims of harassment and discrimination, reductions in force and issues arising under disabilities laws and the Family Medical Leave Act. Mr. Ford has extensive experience in trial and appellate courts and before arbitration panels in traditional labor disputes. Mr. Ford had been recognized by Atlanta Magazine and Law and Politics as a "Rising Star" in labor and employment law each year since 2009. He has successfully litigated labor and employment matters in over a dozen states and throughout the Southeast.

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Stephanie Hendricks

    Lead public relations efforts for one of the largest labor & employment law firms in the U.S, with offices in 16 states. Oversee media relations, social media engagement, and content development. Also play a significant role in business development and proposal management, leading response efforts for large RFPs.

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