The Georgia Department of Labor announced that effective March 16, 2020, all Georgia employers must file partial claims on behalf of their employees for any week during which an employee (full-time or part-time) works less than full-time due to a partial or total company shutdown caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency.
According to the Georgia Department of Labor, filing partial claims will result in your employees receiving their unemployment insurance benefit payments quicker, usually within 48 hours for claims filed electronically.
For instructions how to file claims electronically, download the How Employers File Partial Claims Desk-Aid found on the GDOL Alert Page.
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.
Any employer in violation of this rule will be required to reimburse the Georgia Department of Labor for the full amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid to the employee.
Please contact us if you have any questions. We will continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available