Emergency Rules Adopted 03-19-20

Emergency amendments to Chapter 300-2 of the Rules of the Employment Security Law and Chapter 300-7-3 of the Rules of Inspection.

GDOL Career Centers Processing Claims but Temporarily Closed to the Public

For the protection of employees and customers, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is temporarily closing its career centers to the public beginning Wednesday, March 18.

Ticket to Work

The Georgia Department Labor is an authorized Ticket to Work Employment Network Provider.

2020 UI Tax Rate Notices Available

The 2020 Annual UI Tax Rate Notices are now available on the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) Employer Portal.

Online UI Appeals Now Available

Employers and claimants can now file appeals on unemployment insurance claims online.

House Bill 373 UI Law Changes

House Bill (HB) 373 was signed into law by Governor Brian Kemp on May 11, 2019, changing certain provisions of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) Title 34, Chapter 8. The following law changes are effective July 1, 2019.

Benefit Year

Requirements for Reporting Valid Social Security Numbers


Join SIDES E-Response

The State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) E-Response is a free, secure, online application that enables employers to receive and respond to requests for separation information on Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims electronically.

Back Pay for Furlough Federal Employees

President Trump signed legislation ending the partial shutdown of the federal government and awarded back pay of wages for the furlough period. Federal employees were allowed to return to work effective Saturday, January 26, 2019.

Federal Employees Furlough Information

This is official notice of the partial federal government shutdown as of December 22, 2018.