The Georgia Department of Labor updated their guidelines on Friday April 10th, 2020, to distribute federal unemployment funds as a part of the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) which is bringing paramount economic relief to Georgians. Regarding the effects of COVID-19, employees may possibly be eligible for unemployment benefits now under the CARES Act provisions and the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Act (FPUC). FPUC provides an additional $600 payment per week to any individual eligible for any of the Unemployment Compensation programs – State and Federal. You can visit the GDOL website for more information, which is available HERE.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the GDOL’s updated guidelines. This can be done by filling out the contact us form located under the Contact tab on our website, or reaching out to our employment law team of Robert Luskin or Alyce Ogunsola. If your inquiry is urgent, please contact any of our offices directly.

Our team here at Goodman McGuffey will continue to keep everyone updated on the ongoing changes due to COVID-19. We are continuously monitoring the decisions of the courts and the CDC’s Guidelines to ensure the safety of our clients and employees.

Stay well and stay safe!