Governor Nathan Deal recently signed into law the Hands-Free Georgia Act, which will take effect on July 1, 2018. With the passage of the Act, Georgia is now one of 16 states that prohibits all drivers from using hand held cell phones while driving.
Employers may be exposed to liability if an employee is involved in an accident while using a cell phone in the course of business. This risk is not limited to employers in typical driving-intensive fields, such as delivery, trucking and transportation. Even employers that do not provide company cars or employee drivers may be exposed to liability if an employee uses a phone for company business while driving.
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As always, let us know if we can help or if you have any questions about the law’s impact on your business.
Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.