Georgia’s governor recently signed into law a measure protecting Georgia employers from those pesky local laws seeking to regulate wages and hours.  The State already prohibits localities from enacting more favorable minimum wage and overtime laws than State law, but now Georgia’s tradition of promoting an employer-friendly environment, particularly for retail businesses and restaurants, has preemptively barred local wage laws regulating  how employers schedule employees. The law is aimed at preventing local laws that, for example, require compensation for on-call employees whose shifts are canceled on short notice.  Learn more here.