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Georgia To Require More Businesses to Display Human Trafficking Notice

08 May

Update Applicable to:Effective date
All covered employers in GeorgiaSee details below

What happened?

On April 2, 2024, the Georgia Governor signed bill SB 370, which will require some businesses to post a notice with human trafficking hotline information.

What are the details?

The law amends Code Section 16 5-47 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated and Chapter 24A of Title 43 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.

Key bites:

  • Massage therapy practices must provide human trafficking awareness and prevention training for board members:
  • Must be done a minimum of once a year and at least for one-half hour.
    • Must provide documentation of this training to the chairperson of the board.
  • Four new businesses (which are defined in the law – Code Section 16 5-47) must post a notice regarding human trafficking hotline information, which are:
  • Convenience Stores
    • Body Art Studios
    • Manufacturing Facilities
    • Medical Offices
  • The license displayed according to Code Section 43-24A-14, must now also be done in a 2 by 2-inch photograph “…of the licensee taken within the last two years affixed thereto”.

Business Considerations

  • Employers should see if they fall into the new business categories that must post the human trafficking notice.
  • Employers should review and update their policies, practices, and training to comply with the updated notice and requirements. 

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