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Mercer University School of Law

2022

Mercer Law Review

Labor and Employment Law

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Labor And Employment Law, W. Jonathan Martin Ii, Alyssa K. Peters, Patricia-Anne Brownback, David S. Cromer Dec 2022

Labor And Employment Law, W. Jonathan Martin Ii, Alyssa K. Peters, Patricia-Anne Brownback, David S. Cromer

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This Article surveys revisions to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) and decisions interpreting Georgia law from June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022, that affect labor and employment relations for Georgia employers.


Labor And Employment, W. Jonathan Martin Ii, Patricia-Anne Brownback May 2022

Labor And Employment, W. Jonathan Martin Ii, Patricia-Anne Brownback

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This Article focuses on recent cases concerning federal labor and employment laws. The following is a discussion of those opinions.


Not So Special! Georgia Court Of Appeals Clarifies Special Circumstance And Special Mission Exceptions To Vicarious Liability, Samantha Thompson Apr 2022

Not So Special! Georgia Court Of Appeals Clarifies Special Circumstance And Special Mission Exceptions To Vicarious Liability, Samantha Thompson

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The ever-increasing mobility of today’s workforce threatens employers with a risk of vicarious liability for injuries arising from their employees’ driving under the doctrine of respondeat superior. Although common law protects employers from liability for injuries arising from an employee’s commute to or from work, the special circumstance exception and the special mission exception can create vicarious liability for a Georgia employer. These exceptions bring an employee’s commute within the scope of employment when an employee acts under a special circumstance or in furtherance of a special mission at the time of an automobile accident; this creates vicarious liability for …