New Georgia Law Limits Employers Liability for Hiring Workers with a Criminal History - July 9th, 2014

Effective July 1st, 2014, Senate Bill 365 takes effect.  This law protects employers from negligent hiring and retention claims by creating a presumption of due care, when the individual hired has received a “Program and Treatment Completion Certificate” from the Department of Corrections or a pardon from the State Board of Pardons and Parole. The full text of this bill can be found here: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20132014/144870.pdf