Q. Does Georgia law require employers to provide separation notices to employees who voluntarily resign from their jobs?
A. Yes. Under Georgia law, employers must complete and furnish a Separation Notice (Form DOL-800) for each worker separated, regardless of the reason for separation. The notice should be completed (including a statement of the reasons for the separation), dated and delivered to the separated employee on the last day of work. If the employee is not available at the time of separation, the notice may be mailed to the employee’s last known address within three days of the separation date.
In the case of a “mass separation” (defined as the separation of 25 or more workers employed in one establishment on the same day for the same reason), the employer must submit a Mass Separation Notice (Form DOL-402) along with specified information pertaining to the separated employees (Form DOL-402A) to the Georgia Department of Labor’s Division of Unemployment Insurance within 48 hours of the separations.