Georgian Lari - GEL
Hire employees in Georgia. No entity needed.
Usually, to hire in Georgia, your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.
Georgia also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in Georgia quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.
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Minimum Wage Requirements
The minimum monthly wage is GEL 20 per month and has not been updated in the past 30 years.
The average minimum wage is around GEL 1300.
Individual Income Tax
The employer cost is generally estimated at 2% of the employee salary.
- Accumulated Pension Program - 2.0%
Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours
Standard working hours are 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. The standard work week is from Monday to Friday.
Overtime payment is mandatory. Hours outside of standard work hours agreed in the employment agreement are considered overtime. For additional hours, employees are paid 125% of the hourly rate.
Employees are entitled to 126 calendar days of paid leave. Social security will pay 100% of the employee's average salary from the previous 3 months during this period (Capped at GEL 1,000 per month)
The employee can extend leave additional 17 calendar days at 100% pay capped at GEL 1,000.
Employees are entitled to 604 calendar days of parental leave. Both parents can decide how to distribute the time off. Social Security will pay 100% of the employees average salary from the previous 3 months during this period, capped at GEL 1,000 per month. Payment is only for the first 200 days after this period, it will be unpaid leave.
In addition, employees are also entitled to 12 weeks of unpaid parental leave per year until the child is 5 years of age.
By Law, there is no sick leave in Georgia. If an employee needs to take sick leave, they can use 15 calendar days of unpaid leave.
Employees contracts can be paused for 40 days, after this period, the employer has the right to terminate the contract.
Terminations must respect complex rules and the rules of an employee’s employment country. The off-boarding is always handled by the Employer with the primary stakeholders. It may include ad-hoc fees as well as required or recommended steps on specific termination cases.
Terminations in Georgia can be complex. There is no at-will termination in Georgia for employers outside the probation period and termination must be done for just cause.
Compliant terminations include:
- Voluntarily by the employee
- Unilaterally by the employer based on:
- Probation period
- Objective grounds
- Disciplinary dismissal
- By expiration of the contract
Notice will depend on the type of termination.
- Termination with a cause - 30 days
- Resignation - 30 days
- Probation period - no notice required
Severance for Employees
In Georgia, all employees who are terminated are entitled to severance pay. Severance pay is 1 month of the basic salary.
To protect you from unforeseen financial risks arising from terminations, Deel applies a Severance Accrual to all employment agreements in this country. Deel has extensive expertise in managing litigation risk globally and our Severance Accrual calculation is based on the prevailing common-law or statutory entitlements and local best practices. In the event your employee resigns or is not entitled to severance, all unused amounts will be returned to you.
Paid Time Off
Both full-time and part-time employees are entitled to 24 working days of paid time off (PTO) a year. PTO accrues monthly at 2 days per month, after 11 months in the company.
Employees are also entitled to 15 calendar days of unpaid paid time off, commonly used for sick leave.
Georgia celebrates 17 national holidays.
National public holidays include:
- New Year's Day (2 days)
- Orthodox Christmas Day
- Orthodox Epiphany
- Mother's Day
- International Women's Day
- Independence Restoration Day
- Orthodox Good Friday
- Orthodox Easter Saturday
- Orthodox Easter Sunday
- Orthodox Easter Monday
- Victory Day
- Saint Andrew the First Called Day
- Independence Day
- Saint Mary's Day
- Saint George's Day
Employment Contract Details
Contracts must be in Georgian or English. They must be in writing and signed by both parties.
A contract must include:
- Date of commencement of work and duration of employment
- Working hours and rest time
- Type of job: primarily or secondary employment
- Position and type or description of work to be performed
- The duration of paid time off, the duration of unpaid PTO and the procedure for granting these vacations
- The procedure for termination of employment by the employer and the employee
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