The Georgia Department of Labor issued a news release, today, concerning the denial of unemployment benefits to some educational workers during regularly scheduled holiday breaks. The agency will begin making retroactive unemployment insurance (UI) payments to affected claimants. It is likely that impacted employers will incur benefit charges to their unemployment accounts. The news release indicates the decision made by State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler safeguards Georgia's UI program from possible loss of funding. We are reaching out to the agency for additional details, and will keep our clients apprised, as we learn more. The press release can be found at: http://onlinepressroom.net/gdol/.