Employer Unemployment Insurance News

View important news regarding Unemployment Insurance (UI), including:

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Workers in seven Georgia counties affected by Hurricane Michael have until Nov.

Minors in Entertainment Portal

The Department's new registration system is now available to employers and minors in the entertainment industry. All such employers and minors must complete registration in order to comply with state law and regulations. 

Hurricane Michael Disaster

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is closely monitoring the progress of Hurricane Michael and have staff and other mobile resources on standby to address the needs of impacted dislocated workers and employers.  For more information please call GDOL Disaster Response at 1-844-283-0997 (option

Rapid Response

Access information about the GDOL services that provide immediate outplacement and transitional assistance to businesses and workers affected by company closings and large layoffs.

ACH-Credit

The Georgia Department of Labor offers an ACH-Credit payment option to bulk filers, such as payroll service providers (PSPs), CPA firms paying for multiple clients, and/or corporate employers paying for multiple DOL accounts.

Employer Portal

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) Employer Portal is now available!  The portal provides self-service options with a single sign-on for Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax related services and limited services for UI benefit

Equifax Cybersecurity Incident

On September 7, 2017, Equifax announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers.

Online Quarterly Tax and Wage Filing Options for Employers

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) offers all employers the ability to file their quarterly tax and wage reports, make payments via the online services, and receive immediate confirmation of filing.

Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Individuals who are unemployed or partially unemployed as a direct result of severe storms and tornadoes may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA).  DUA benefits are funded by the federal government to assist individuals after a disaster.