Georgia Layoff laws & HR compliance analysis

Georgia Layoff: What you need to know

While Georgia has no layoff notice requirements of its own, state agencies assist in enforcing the requirements of the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act). The WARN Act imposes restrictions on the way layoffs are handled. It is designed to give employees advance notice of a layoff in order to find another job or to seek retraining in a new occupation and to give the state adequate preparation to assist the affected workers.
There is a comprehensive discussion of the federal WARN Act available.
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The WARN Act requires employers to notify their state dislocated worker unit when mass layoffs or plant closings occur. Once notified, the Georgia Department of Labor and its partners provide a variety of services to assist companies and dislocated workers. These services help workers return to work with job search assistance, education, and training options. A rapid response team quickly develops the state and local resources tailored to the needs of workers.
Employers in Georgia should visit http://www.georgia.org/ for further information.
Last reviewed on December 8, 2016.

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