Dealing with an employee resignation depends on the unique facts of each situation. When an employee voluntarily resigns from their employment, what should a nonprofit employer do? Employers should consider what steps need to be taken to help protect the organization’s interests and to facilitate a smooth transition. This article includes tips for handling an employee resignation.Employee Resignation Guidance
This past year has seen record levels of unemployment insurance claims filed in Georgia. Unemployment insurance is temporary income for workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. In Georgia, employers typically bear the cost of those benefits by paying a pro rata share of each employees’ wages into the Georgia Department of Labor’s Employment Security system. Learn how Georgia’s Employment Security law provides options for nonprofit employers that can lead to significantly reduced liability for unemployment claims. Our speaker addresses:
• Which employers are required to pay into Georgia’s unemployment tax system?
• Advantages of certain options available to nonprofits paying into the unemployment system?
• How to put up your best case when challenging claims for unemployment benefits.
Speaker: Tracie Maurer, Principal at Jackson LewisSlides - Unemployment Claims - May 2021
Nonprofits may be impacted by recent modifications to COVID-19 unemployment claims filing rules by the Georgia Department of Labor. The new rules impact which employees a nonprofit must continue to file partial unemployment claims for and what to do if an employee’s temporary reduction of hours have been converted to a permanent layoff. Read this article for further guidance on the latest Georgia unemployment benefits updates.Article - Georgia Unemployment Update - Emergency Rules
Nonprofits rely heavily on volunteers to help serve the community. However, a nonprofit may have enough paid staff to fall under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act. If so, the nonprofit has several responsibilities to its employees both before and after a work accident. By following the system, a nonprofit can minimize the impact of a work accident on its ability to serve the community. This webcast will address several questions about workers’ compensation including:
· Does my nonprofit need workers’ compensation coverage?
· What benefits will an injured employee receive?
· How can a nonprofit minimize its workers’ compensation risks?
Unemployment benefits provide a financial bridge for unemployed individuals to their next source of employment. The unemployment system, however, has a high propensity for being subject to abuse, fraud, and improper claims. With these concerns in mind, this article provides information to ensure you, a nonprofit employer, are in compliance with the Georgia Department of Labor guidelines and to protect your nonprofit organization from improper unemployment claims.Unfounded Unemployment Claims
Although 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in Georgia are exempt from federal unemployment taxes (FUTA), they may still have to pay state unemployment taxes. Nonprofit organizations are responsible for unemployment insurance coverage if they employ four or more workers in each of 20 different weeks during a calendar year. At least one officer or director must be included in the count, regardless of whether the officer or director is an employee.
Nonprofit organizations that meet this requirement have an option as to how they manage their unemployment insurance. Like for-profits, they can pay for unemployment claims through Georgia’s unemployment tax system commonly known as SUTA (State Unemployment Taxes and rates). Under this system, unemployment taxes are paid on a regular basis by the employer as a percentage of payroll through a method known as the “contributory” method.
Alternatively, nonprofits can opt for the “reimbursable” method under which the organization chooses to self-insure unemployment claims and would not pay SUTA. Instead, in the event that unemployment benefits are paid to former employees, the nonprofit would reimburse the Georgia Department of Labor for the actual costs of those benefits that were paid by the State. Nonprofits that elect the reimbursable method are often required by the Department of Labor to make a cash deposit or post a surety bond.
All employers, including nonprofit organizations, must register with the Department of Labor as soon as they make their first payroll. And nonprofits that reach the four employee count must either begin to pay state unemployment tax or file an election to choose the reimbursable method.
For more information about unemployment insurance for Georgia nonprofits, Click here.Resource: Unemployment Insurance For Nonprofits
Although nonprofit organizations in Georgia are exempt from federal unemployment taxes, they may still be responsible for paying state unemployment taxes. This article helps you stay in compliance with state unemployment requirements while alerting you to an option only available to nonprofits.Resource: Unemployment Insurance For Nonprofits