Georgia has filed emergency legislation in response to COVID-19. The changes are as follows:

https://dol.georgia.gov/blog/new-information-filing-unemployment-partial-claims-and-reemployment-services

NEW EMPLOYER REQUIREMENT!!!!

Per the department’s website and an email sent to employers on March 18, 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.

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has adopted an emergency Rule 300-2-4-0.5 Partial Claims, effective March 16, 2020. The rule mandates all Georgia employers to file partial claims online on behalf of their employees for any week during which an employee (full-time/part-time) works less than full-time due to a partial or total company shutdown caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency. 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. 

Filing partial claims results in your employees receiving unemployment insurance (UI) benefit payments faster, usually within 48 hours for claims filed electronically. Employees for whom you file a partial claim are NOT required to report to a Georgia Department of Labor career center, register for employment services, or look for other work.

For all instructions go here: 

https://dol.georgia.gov/blog/new-information-filing-unemployment-partial-claims-and-reemployment-services

What does this mean for CCC Clients with locations in Georgia?

You can download the instructions here: 

https://dol.georgia.gov/blog/new-information-filing-unemployment-partial-claims-and-reemployment-services

For your convenience we’ve included them below:

Filing Partial Claims

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.  Employees for whom you file a partial claim are NOT required to report to a Georgia Department of Labor career center or register for employment services.  

You may file partial claims online via the Employer Portal. You must submit the paper Partial Claim Application (DOL-408) form for any employees who are NOT U.S. citizens and fax the completed form to 404.232.3049.  

Eligibility 

You may submit partial claims for workers who are temporarily laid off due to a lack of work. 

Do NOT submit claims for employees who:

How to File Online 

You must be a registered user on the Employer Portal with administrator or user privileges permitting you to submit partial claims. If you are already a registered user, but are not currently permitted to file partial claims, contact your Employer Portal administrator for assistance. If your company is not registered on the Employer Portal, you must first establish an Employer Portal administrator account. Download the Administrator Guide on the Employer Portal login page and follow the step-by-step instructions.  

Follow these steps to file partial claims on the Employer Portal:

  1. Log into the Employer Portal.
  2. Select the employer account number under Registered Account.
  3. Select the File Partial Claims link under Common Links.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

When You File

Report any additional income employees are receiving to the GDOL, except Social Security benefits, jury duty income, and pay for weekend military reserve duty

Advise Your Employees

 

 


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