On May 3, 2016 the Governor of Georgia signed Senate Bill (SB) 277 to amend Chapter 1 of Title 34 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.  SB 277 is a very brief and succinct bill that adds the following Section 34-1-9 to Title 34:

Notwithstanding any order issued by the federal government or any agreement entered into with the federal government by a franchisor or a franchisee, neither a franchisee nor a franchisee’s employee shall be deemed to be an employee of the franchisor for any purpose.”

SB 277 becomes effective on January 1, 2017.

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