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Unemployment Insurance: Georgia

Unemployment Insurance requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: C. R. Wright, Fisher Phillips


  • Most employers are covered by the Employment Security Law. See Employer Coverage.
  • Certain requirements must be met in order for individuals to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Employee Eligibility.
  • Minimum and maximum unemployment benefit amounts are set by law. See Benefits.
  • An employer must respond in a timely and adequate manner to a notice of an unemployment claim filing or a written request by the Labor Department for information relating to a benefits claim. See Filing Claims.
  • Employers are subject to certain notice and posting requirements. See Notice and Posting Requirements.
  • Employers must keep certain records for at least four years. See Recordkeeping Requirements.