Notice of Adopted Rules, June 25, 2021

Adopted rules and certification of adopted rules filed with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on June 23, 2021.

Claim Conversion

Employers will experience changes regarding benefits charging and employer filed claims beginning June 27, 2021. During the pandemic, contributory employers were relieved of unemployment benefit charges for claims filed for individuals who were unemployed or partially unemployed due to COVID-19.  Effective June 27, 2021, the relief for unemployment benefit charging will end regardless of the reason for unemployment. Unemployment benefits paid for weeks ending on or after June 27, 2021, will be charged to the most recent employer under the law section OCGA 34-8-43. Employers will only be allowed to submit six consecutive weeks of partial claims with no earnings. Individuals that are unemployed more than six consecutive weeks will be considered to be separated and subsequent claims filed will not be processed or paid. In such cases, employers are encouraged to convert claims from partial claims to individuals-filed claims to allow the individuals to request their own weekly benefits and report gross earnings if they work.

Employer Newsletter

The Employer Newsletter includes critical information for employers regarding unemployment and reemployment services.

Notice of Amended Rules, March 23, 2021

Added and Amended rules and certification of rules filed with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on March 23, 2021.

Notice of Amended Rules, February 4, 2021

Updated and Amended rules and certification of rules filed with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on February 4, 2021.

Notice of Amended Rules, November 17, 2020

Notice of Amended Rules filed with the Georgia Secretary of State, November 17, 2020

Notice of Amended Rules, August 13, 2020

Updated and Amended rules and certification of rules filed with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on August 13, 2020.

UI Fraud is a Crime

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) needs your help preventing UI fraud and abuse.

CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) ACT

Overview of the CARES ACT from the Georgia Department of Labor.

Tutorials for Requesting Payments

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has created tutorials detailing how to request weekly payments.