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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler recently released new guidelines unemployment filings and reemployment services. Information can be found on this website that pertains to the following:
- How to File an Unemployment Claim
- How Employers File Partial Claims
- Contact Points for Reemployment Service
- Certification of Administrative Rules Filed with the Secretary of State on March 16, 2020
In response to the recent development of COVID-19, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is temporarily suspending in-person requirements for services provided by the agency. In accordance with Governor Kemp’s recommendation, the GDOL is providing online access to unemployment services, partial claim access for employers, and other reemployment services.
Employers are required to file partial claims on behalf of their employees whenever it is necessary to temporarily reduce work hours or there is no work available for a short period. Any employer found to be in violation of this rule will be required to reimburse GDOL for the full amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid to the employee. Please note the following:
- 1099 employees will not file claims
- Partial claims are only for employers with a UI numbers.
- Temp Agencies must file a partial for employees – the employer for temp workers will not file a partial claim.
- If any employee has already filed a claim, please reach out to your employers to file a claim for you with an accurate effective date which will supersede your claim and allow for expedited filing.