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Unemployment Compensation Cost Control Best Practices from the Experts at Equifax

Set up to assist out of work individuals, unemployment compensation began long ago with the Social Security Act of 1935. The premise seems simple: the state of Georgia grants benefits to individuals who find themselves out of work through no fault of their own. Then why do these situations become so complex for cities? Through appeals and hearings, cities often find themselves on the losing end of a termination and have to pay out benefits.

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Best Practices Tip: Hearing Process

Each state administers its own unemployment system and enacts rules regarding scheduling and participation in hearings. Since each state’s unemployment laws differ from others, so do the rules regarding hearings.

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Best Practices Tip: Misconduct and Disciplinary Forms

Misconduct is generally defined as a deliberate or willful act within an employee’s control for which the employee knew, or should have known, he might be discharged.

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Best Practices Tip: Obtaining Effective Written Statements

When investigating employees for possible violation of company policy it’s important to obtain detailed written statements from all involved parties and witnesses.

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Georgia Department of Labor Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook is provided by the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) as a service to employers. 

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