Guide to employment, payroll and benefits in


Rivermate offers complete payroll, benefits and compliance services for


01. Overview

Last updated: 

August 19, 2021

Georgian Lari
Ease of doing business
GDP growth

02. Grow your team in


with Rivermate

Payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance can be difficult to manage in


, particularly if you don't have established local relationships. You can hire employees in


effectively, conveniently, and in full compliance with all relevant labor laws using Rivermate's global employment solution. We handle the responsibilities and legal risks associated with foreign employment so you can concentrate on growing your company.

03. Summary

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04. Public holidays

05. Types of leave

Paid time off

After 11 months of continuous service, the employee is entitled to 24 days of paid annual vacation. Employees are now paid holiday pay equal to their annual wage three months prior to their departure.They will also take up to 15 days of unpaid leave each year. An employee must provide two weeks' notice before taking unpaid leave.

Public holidays

Georgia recognizes seventeen public holidays.

Sick days

Employees will take up to 30 days of paid vacation. An employee must procure a sickness card from a licensed practitioner in order to be paid.

Maternity leave

In the event of complications or the birth of babies, mothers are entitled to 126 days of maternity and delivery leave, or 143 days in the case of complications or the birth of twins. Employees are paid 100% of their monthly wage (up to a total of 1,000 GEL).They also have an extra 604 days of maternity leave.

Paternity leave

Paternity leave is enclosed in parental leave.

Parental leave

A total of 57 days from maternity leave will be applied to childcare leave. Either the mother or the father may use this.An extra two weeks a year can be given to an employee who requests it for the treatment of a child under the age of five.

Other leave

06. Employment termination

Termination process

Employers must submit a written statement and a notice period when terminating an employee. Additionally, the employer must have justifiable grounds for terminating the employee.

Notice period

In the event of a termination, both the employer and the employee must give 30 days' notice.

Severance pay

Employees are entitled to at least one month's pay within 30 calendar days of the expiration of the labor agreement.

Probation period

Probationary periods should be written in contract and should not exceed 6 months.

07. Working hours


The standard workweek is 40 hours, divided into eight eight-hour days. Between working days, a minimum of 12 hours must be allowed for rest.

Employees between the ages of 16 and 18 can work up to 36 hours per week, while those between the ages of 14 and 16 can work up to 26 hours per week. Nursing mothers will receive an additional hour break to care for their child.


Overtime compensation is paid to employees who work more than 40 hours per week (48 hours in some sectors), and work should not exceed four hours per week and two hours per day. Salary should be 125 percent of the normal hourly rate, but the parties may agree on additional rest.

08. Minimum wage


Georgia has the former Soviet Union's lowest minimum wage, which is set at 20 lari per month, or about $7. In 2019, however, members of parliament and labor rights organizations were attempting to raise the minimum wage to 400 lari per month. They calculated this figure based on the minimum wage in Georgia, which they estimate to be around 390 lari per month.

09. Employee benefits


Georgia has no mandated health insurance. The government provides healthcare vouchers to the poor and elderly, but the majority of citizens can choose to buy insurance or go without.

10. Why Rivermate as your Employer of Record / PEO?

Establishing an entity in


to hire a team takes time, money, and effort. The labor law in


has strong worker employment protection, requiring great attention to details and a thorough awareness of local best practices. Rivermate makes expanding into


simple and effortless. We can assist you with hiring your preferred talent, managing HR and payroll, and ensuring compliance with local legislation without the hassle of establishing a foreign branch office or subsidiary. Our PEO and Global Employer of Record solutions in


give you peace of mind so you can focus on running your business.

Please contact us if you'd like to learn more about how Rivermate can help you hire employees in


via our Employer of Record / PEO solution.

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