georgia

Georgia

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Minimum wage

What are the minimum wage requirements?

The minimum monthly salary is GEL 115 per month for public employees and GEL 20 per month for private sector workers. These figures have not been updated in the past 30 years.

The average minimum wage is around GEL 1300.

Contributions & Taxes

How much are the contributions & taxes?

Individual Income Tax

There’s a single flat rate of 20% for individual income tax.

Employer Cost

The employer cost is generally estimated at 2% of the employee salary, and the accumulated pension program amounts to 2% of the salary too.

Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours

The standard work week in Georgia is Monday to Friday, 8 hours per day (40 hours per week). Working hours, which are the hours outside of the standard working hours, are considered overtime. For all overtime, employees are paid 125% of the hourly rate.

Payroll

What is the payroll cycle?

As in many other countries, the salaries in Georgia are generally paid out once per month.

Is there 13th salary in Georgia?

It’s not mandatory to pay the 13th salary, but the employer can pay bonuses in at their discretion.

Labor Rules

What are the main Labor Rules?

Termination Requirements

The so called at-will termination in Georgia does not exist, and the termination of employees outside of probation period must be done for just cause.

A compliant termination can be done either voluntarily by the employee, unilaterally by the employer (based on the probation period, objective grounds or disciplinary dismissal) or by the expiration of the contract.

Notice Period 

The length of the notice period depends on the type of termination:

  • Termination with a cause – 30 days
  • Resignation – 30 days
  • Probation period – no notice required

Severance for Employees 

All Georgian employees who are terminated are entitled to severance pay, which amount to 1 month of the basic salary.

Leave and Benefits

Leave and Benefits rules

Vacation Days in Georgia

Georgian employees should get at least 24 business days of paid leave per year and unpaid leave of 15 calendar days per year.

Maternity/Paternity Leave in Georgia

Georgian mothers are entitled to 126 calendar days of paid maternity leave, or 140 days if there is more than one child or complications with childbirth. Leave can be taken during and post pregnancy.

The maternity leave is paid by the state of Georgia, with many employers providing additional compensation.

Moreover, employees also get two weeks of unpaid leave to care for a child until the child turns five.

Insurance

Health Security & Private Insurance

Medical services, which are covered by the government, include general and specialist care, hospitalization, laboratory services, dental care, maternity care, and transportation.

* Native Teams can support you in finding the best private insurance in the country. Contact us and we will send a comparison of insurance packages and prices*

Visa

Relocation and Work Permits

Native Teams will act as your Employer of Record and apply for your work permit in the country. You will be able to upload all the needed documents in our app. Native Teams will support you by giving you regular updates on the progress until you get your work and residence permit.

How long is the Visa / Work Permit process?

2 to 4 weeks depending on the authorities and provided documents.

Which documents do you need?

To apply for a visa/work permit in Georgia, please upload the documents from our onboarding list (relocation to log in/pricing).