Georgia

Ending a Job (Termination, Layoffs, Quitting)

Know Your Rights

  • Get Assistance Concerning a Layoff or Closure

    Explore options and resources available to employers anticipating a business closure or mass layoff, as well as to those trying to avoid a layoff situation. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Labor
  • What to Do If You Lose Your Job PDF

    Explains "at will" employment and basic requirements for receiving unemployment benefits in Georgia. Content Detail

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
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    Spanish / Español
  • Know Your Rights on the Job Q & A PDF

    A publication by the National Council of La Raza to help safeguard Latinos in the workplace, Know Your Rights on the Job Q & A. The format of the Q & A is designed to educate Latino employees on their rights and how to combat common forms of discrimination often experienced by this group. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Whistleblower Rights

    Provides basic information on laws that protect whistle-blowers. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor - Occupational Safety and Health Administration
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    Spanish / Español
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)

    The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) was enacted on August 4, 1988 and became effective on February 4, 1989. WARN offers protection to workers, their families and communities by requiring employers to provide notice 60 days in advance of covered plant closings and covered mass layoffs. This notice must be provided to either affected workers or their representatives (e.g., a labor union); to the State dislocated worker unit; and to the appropriate unit of local government. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Continuation of Health Coverage — COBRA

    The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) gives workers and their families who lose their health benefits the right to choose to continue group health benefits provided by their group health plan for limited periods of time under certain circumstances such as voluntary or involuntary job loss, reduction in the hours worked, transition between jobs, death, divorce, and other life events. Qualified individuals may be required to pay the entire premium for coverage up to 102 percent of the cost to the plan. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Ending a Job

    This document discusses the following questions: What happens if you are fired or laid off from your job or if you quit? What happens if you become ill or are injured and cannot work? What is sick leave and how is it covered? What happens when you retire? What is a pension? What is Social Security? The document is an excerpt from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

    By:
    Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
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    Spanish / Español
  • Health Care and Managing Changes

    Whether you’re changing jobs, having a baby, or helping a parent, you can’t afford to lose your access to good medical care. Here you’ll find articles to help you manage these transitions. Content Detail

    By:
    National Health Law Program (HealthCareCoach.com)
  • Filing Corporate Whistleblower Complaints

    This fact sheet outlines how to file a whistleblower complaint under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which governs corporations. It details how to file complaints, as well as protected activities, contents of the complaint, and other important information Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Workers Guide to Advance Notice of Closings and Layoffs PDF

    Overview and FAQs for Worker Adjustment and Retaining Notification Act (WARN). Content Detail

    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español