Nearly 1,000 employees in metro Atlanta and nationwide suddenly lost their jobs during the holiday break.

Workers said that Premier Surfaces in Alpharetta notified them in an email that, after nearly 20 years, the business was shutting down effective immediately. They claim the company is not offering any severance pay, back pay, or even COBRA medical coverage.

Company executives have all but vanished while still owing money to employees and to customers. Now, workers are asking if the company broke the law.