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We are a lumber company operating in the state of Georgia,

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We are a lumber company operating in the state of Georgia, We plan to offer employees to have either direct deposit or pay card. Will this comply with Georgia law.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you discussed this with your HR staff? Or with a lawyer?

We do not have a hr dept. we have not discuss it with a lawyer

Lawyer's Assistant: Is your employee "at will?" Does the employee belong to a union?

At will

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Hello,

Thank you for the information and your question. In Georgia, wage payment must be by one of the following methods:

cash

check, or

direct deposit with the express permission of the employee.

This is a link to the statute: https://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2010/title-34/chapter-7/article-1/34-7-2/

Therefore, a "pay card" is not allowed.

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