Under the category of an ounce of prevention, the state of Georgia has preempted local laws that would mandate employers meet certain scheduling parameters. Governor Brian Kemp signed S.B. 331 into law and it became effective on May 5, 2022. The law precludes local governments from enacting laws regulating work hours, scheduling or employee output of private businesses. It is a logical extension of other pre-emptions that Georgia has on the books, such as precluding local minimum wage and overtime laws as well as establishing a threshold of employee benefits, mandating certain penalties related to scheduling changes and a good many other employment laws relating to private employers. The Peach state is determined not to allow a confusing patchwork of local laws to complicate its ongoing efforts to attract new businesses to Georgia.