GA farmer debarred for Visa violations

Release: U.S. Department of Labor Debars Georgia Berry Farmer For Violating Guest Worker Visa Requirements POULAN, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has debarred Reyes Quality Berry Farm LLC – based…

$54K in back wages repaid by grocery chain

Release: Grocery Chain Pays $54,935 in Back Wages, Damages For Violating Federal Minimum Wage and Overtime Wage Laws in Georgia, South Carolina SAVANNAH, GA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour…

New GDOL claim tutorials now available online

Release: GDOL Launches New Tutorials Drafted to Help with Common Claim Issues JUNE 04, 2020 Atlanta, GA - This week, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) debuted tutorials designed to help claimants navigate the claims process.  As the…

COVID-19 act helps a GA employee get paid

Release: Georgia Company Pays Employee Back Wages After Wrongly Denying Emergency Paid Sick Leave in Families First Coronavirus Response Act WEST POINT, GA – A West Point, Georgia, custom machine and fabrication company has paid $1,060 to…

GDOL Opens New Program to Provide Claims for…

Release: Atlanta, GA – Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced today that the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has developed a program which will allow employer filed partial claims to be converted to individual claims.…

$7 Million in Unpaid Claims Leads DOL to…

Release: U.S. Department of Labor Sues Advance Benefits Management Systems and Fiduciaries Alleging Misuse Led To More Than $7,000,000 in Unpaid Claims ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed suit against Advance Benefits…

Georgia Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.4 Percent

ATLANTA, GA (AP) - Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 7.4 percent in December, according to the Georgia Department of Labor. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Georgia had 90,000 more jobs in December than…

Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2008

ATLANTA, GA - The Georgia Department of Labor say Georgia's unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent in November. The November rate is the lowest it has been since November 2008. The unemployment rate is down…