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Georgia, hassle-free

Hire employees in Georgia, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Georgia. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

The average onboarding time frame in Georgia is 3 days with Deel.

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Currency

Georgian Lari - GEL

Capital

Tbilisi

Official Language

Georgian

Payroll Cycle

Monthly

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.

All the necessary benefits for Georgia
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Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Georgia within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.

  • Pension

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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

Personal income tax is applied at a single flat rate of 20%.

Employer Cost

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.

Maternity Leave

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.

Paternity Leave

There is no paternity leave by law in Georgia. Fathers can use parental leave or any of the mother's unused maternity leave.

Parental Leave

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.

Sick Leave

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.

Termination Requirements

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 Period

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.

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.

Public Holidays

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
  • Svetitskhovloba
  • Saint George's Day

Onboarding

Onboarding takes 3 business days. The documents must be completed 1 day before the start date.

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

Probation Period

Probation periods are not mandatory. The standard probation period is 90 days and the maximum probation period is 180 days.
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