Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 300-2-4-.05 - Employer Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Payments

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

(1) All employers who have signed a contract agreeing to make contributions to a trust fund from which supplemental unemployment benefits may be paid to its unemployed workers, shall immediately furnish to the department a copy of the agreement and subsequent changes or amendments. It shall be determined whether the contract in reality provides for a supplemental plan such as is permitted under OCGA Section 34-8-49(b)(2) and 34-8-45 and one which will not prevent payment of unemployment insurance to employees who meet all eligibility requirements.
(2) To be approved as a valid supplemental unemployment benefit plan, the following conditions must be met:
(a) The employer must submit a written request for approval of the plan to the Policy and Procedures Section of this Department at least thirty (30) days prior to the implementation of such plan, plant closure, or mass layoff;
(b) The request must be accompanied by a copy of the agreement between the company and its workers;
(c) Payments under the proposed supplemental unemployment benefit plan must be specifically designated as such, and must be intended solely as a supplement to unemployment insurance benefits;
(d) The payments of the proposed plan must be guaranteed to all employees, and set aside by the employer in a designated trust fund; and
(e) Payments made in accordance with the plan must be issued in weekly increments, and be conditional based on eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 300-2-4-.05
O.C.G.A. Secs. 34-8-51(b)(2), 34-8-70, 34-8-170, 34-8-190.
Original Rule entitled "Issuance of Checks" was filed on October 21, 1975; effective November 10, 1975. Amended: Rule repealed and a new Rule of same title adopted. Filed June 29, 1979; effective July 19, 1979. Amended: Rule repealed and a new Rule entitled "Issuance of Replacement Checks" adopted. Filed October 24, 1983; effective November 13, 1983. Amended: Rule entitled "Issuance of Replacement Checks" renumbered as 300-2-4-.06 and Rule entitled "Employer Supplemental Payments" renumbered as 300-2-4-.05. Filed January 9, 1989; effective January 29, 1989. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Aug. 28, 1992; eff. Sept. 17, 1992. Amended: Rule retitled "Employer Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Payments". F. Jun. 25, 1998; eff. July 15, 1998.

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