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EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE 2020-04-13T19:03:15+00:00

EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE

Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL)

  • GDOL website: https://dol.georgia.gov/
  • COVID-19 Employer FAQs
  • 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. Filing partial claims results in your employees receiving unemployment insurance (UI) benefit payments faster, usually within 48 hours for claims filed electronically.
    At this time, the Georgia Department of Labor has temporarily closed its doors to the public but is providing online access to unemployment services, partial claim access for employers, and other reemployment services.Please see the following links for quick access to the following:

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. [1] The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.

Fact Sheets

Questions and Answers

Poster: Each covered employer must post a notice of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requirements in a conspicuous place on its premises. An employer may satisfy this requirement by emailing or direct mailing this notice to employees, or posting this notice on an employee information internal or external website. More information: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-poster-questions

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