Georgia is an at-will state, and you, as an Employer may determine the terms and conditions of your employment.  You may terminate an employee for a good reason or bad reason or no reason at all, as long as you don’t violate any anti-discrimination laws, and you may decide the terms and conditions of the employment.  But your workforce will be best if you let your employees know what you expect from them, let them know whether they are meeting those expectations, and let them know the consequences if they don’t meet the expectations.  You must also properly pay your employees and allow them leave to which they may be legally entitled.  An employer must also ensure that there is no discrimination in the workplace.

An Employment Manual and Job Descriptions will help you ensure that you are properly following various employment laws, and allow your employees to understand your expectations.  A properly written employment manual and a progressive discipline documentation system will help you avoid paying unemployment claims.