The Georgia Department of Labor is available to provide consultation to new businesses in the state. The local and state departments offer educational seminars and presentations throughout the year. These classes cover a wide range of labor-related topics such as labor laws, labor issues, prevailing wages, unemployment insurance, benefits, and employment services. It would be advisable to contact the local Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) office regarding these classes. These seminars are intended to provide you with all the information you need to prepare you for the employment aspects of running a business. You should begin these classes up to one year before your intended start-up. At these seminars you will be provided with a section of the instructional workbook. After attending a certain number of these seminars, you will have the entire workbook. The Georgia Department of Labor can help walk you through all of your employment and labor problems.
Georgia Department of Labor Atlanta Office
Gainesville Career Center
2756 Atlanta Highway
Gainesville, GA 30504
The issuing and enforcing of occupational and safety
health regulations is handled by the United States Department of Labor. The
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the federal agency which
administers these policies. The requirements put forth by OSHA include posting
notices to employees and maintaining accurate records of employee injuries. OSHA
will provide you with information on all requirements as well as related
publications. OSHA policies and regulations must be posted in the workspace
where all employees may see.
In addition to OSHA the US government also supports
the Employment Standards Administration, Mine Safety and Health Administration,
Veterans Employment and Training Service and the Pension and Welfare Benefits
Administration. Each of these departments is designed to protect both the
employer and employee. Similar to OSHA, each issues and enforces a unique set of
requirements and regulations.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
U.S. Department of Labor Regional Office
61 Forsyth Street
Atlanta, GA 30303