Georgia’s unemployment compensation law, like that of many other states, provides temporary payments to employees who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. The program draws from a public policy that assumes “unemployment is a serious menace to the health, morals and welfare” of the citizens of Georgia and is aimed at lightening the job-loss burden for employees and their families.

The Georgia Employment Security Law is complex and in some cases holds employers liable for unemployment insurance (UI) payments even when former employees weren’t fired but quit their jobs.

Administered by the Georgia Department of Labor, the law requires employers to post a notice of workers’ unemployment rights. (You can obtain the notice and all required employer forms at the department’s Web site: www.dol.state.ga.us/.)

Employees who are eligible for unemployment payments are entitled to approximately 60 percent of their averag...(register to read more)

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