An employer must file this form with the Georgia Department of Labor, in conjunction with DOL 402, within 48 hours following a mass separation of 25 or more employees in one establishment on the same day for the same reason (other than a labor dispute).
Outside of mass terminations, an employer must provide all separated employees with this form on the employee's last day of work or must mail it to the employee within three days.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a cease and desist order targeting provisions in severance agreements that limit an employee's ability to cash in on a whistleblower award.
Updated to include information on Gerardot v. Life Care Centers of America, which concerns wrongful termination in violation of public policy.
Updated to reflect amendments to the severance pay and 'mass layoff' requirements, effective July 29, 2016.
Updated to an amendment to the definition of 'just cause' concerning the usage of medical marijuana by employees and eligibility for unemployment benefits.
Updated to reflect legislation clarifying that franchisors are not employers for purposes of disputes with franchisees or the employees of franchisees.
Enhanced to include regulations protecting franchisors from several types of employment litigation, effective May 10, 2016.
Guidance for HR on understanding and complying with federal and state law regarding legal and fair employee terminations.