Providing you with the education, information and resources you need to serve your patients well remains our number one priority. The GOA is committed to providing you with vital information during this time of uncertainty.
The GOA is committed to providing you with vital information during this time of uncertainty. Please visit the GOA COVID-19 Resource Center on our website where we will continue to list all of our communications on the virus and link any content that could be useful for you and your practice.
On March 18th the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) was enacted. The FFCRA guarantees free coronavirus testing, establishes paid family and medical leave and corresponding tax credits, enhances unemployment insurance, expands food security initiatives, and increases federal Medicaid funding.
The rule mandates all Georgia employers to file partial claims online on behalf of their employees for a ny 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. Download the How Employers File Partial Claims Desk-Aid found on the GDOL Alert Page and follow the step-by-step instructions.
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.
Please continue to monitor our website at gdol.ga.gov for any updates to these guidelines.
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