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Georgia EOR & PEO

SALARY PAYMENT IN Georgian Lari (GEL)

CONTRACT LANGUAGES Georgian / English

PAYROLL TAX 2%

PAYROLL CYCLE Monthly

TIME TO HIRE 12 hours

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Hire in Georgia

Horizons provides compliance solutions to ensure your business in Georgia operates in line with Georgia labor laws and tax regulations. Businesses benefit from hiring in, investing in, or job outsourcing to, Georgia in a range of industries, from customer service, to accounting services, to software development.

We also process monthly payroll, and, as a Georgia Employer of Record, absorb all local employer liabilities. Partnering with our Georgia EOR is the quickest and most cost-effective way to enter the Georgia market.

Note, a Georgia Employer of Record is also known as a Georgia Professional Employer Organization (PEO).

Facts & Stats

EOR Platform

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EOR Cost

Our Georgia EOR solution is the most affordable on the market.

Time-to-hire

Fast onboarding in Georgia, hire in as little as 12 hours.

Contracts

We draft labor contracts compliant with Georgian labor law.

Local Benefits

We administer all mandatory benefits and contributions in Georgia.

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Employment Laws

Employment contracts in Georgia

Employment contracts in Georgia can technically be either verbal or written, but we recommend always writing up formal contracts for every employee. These contracts should cover any relevant details of the employment arrangement such as salary, working hours, job title, and so on. They should also be written in Georgian and use the local currency of the Georgian lari.

Fixed-term (max. 30 months)
Probationary period

6 months (max.)

Termination notice period

During probation: none

After probation: 30 days

Severance

1 month salary (min.) + additional amount based on reason for termination

Indefinite
Probationary period

6 months (max.)

Termination notice period

During probation: none

After probation: 30 days

Severance

1 month salary (min.) + additional amount based on reason for termination

Working hours in Georgia

Employees in Georgia generally work a standard week of 41 hours.

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Georgia national holidays 2024

There are several nationally recognized public holidays in Georgia, for which most employees receive the day off work:

DateHoliday name
1 Jan MondayNew Year’s Day
2 Jan TuesdayNew Year’s (Day 2)
7 Jan SundayOrthodox Christmas Day
19 Jan FridayOrthodox Epiphany
3 Mar SundayMothers’ Day
8 Mar FridayInternational Women’s Day
9 Apr TuesdayIndependence Restoration Day
3 May FridayOrthodox Good Friday
4 May SaturdayOrthodox Holy Saturday
5 May SundayOrthodox Easter Sunday
6 May MondayOrthodox Easter Monday
9 May ThursdayVictory Day
12 May SundaySt Andrew’s Day
26 May SundayIndependence Day
28 Aug WednesdayDay of the Assumption of Mary
14 Oct MondaySvetitskhovloba
23 Nov SaturdaySt George’s Day

Georgia vacation leave

Employers in Georgia are required to offer at least 24 days of paid leave per year for employees. Additionally, employees can take 15 days of unpaid leave each year.

Georgia sick leave

Employees in Georgia are entitled to accumulate a total of 15 days of paid sick leave per year at a rate of 10 hours of leave per month of service.

Parental leave in Georgia

Female employees in Georgia are entitled to 126 days of paid maternity leave in most cases, and payments are covered by the government. Additionally, workers can take up to two weeks of unpaid leave each year to care for their child up to the age of five.

Terminations and severance in Georgia

In Georgia, the usual notice period for terminations is 30 days. This does not apply during probation periods, which are limited to six months.

Taxation in Georgia

Employees and employers in Georgia do not need to pay toward social security funds. The income tax rate in Georgia is a flat 20%.

Corporate tax in Georgia is 15%.

Health coverage in Georgia

Georgia does not have mandatory health insurance. Employees should sign up to local care authorities or have their own private insurance, so some employers choose to provide insurance as part of their benefits packages.

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Compensation & Benefits

Compensation laws in Georgia

The official minimum wage in Georgia is GEL 20 per month for public sector employees; no national minimum wage for private sector. Employers should negotiate individual compensation on a case-by-case basis.

Benefit management in Georgia

It is common for employers in Georgia to offer benefits packages to their workers. However, establishing a benefits system in Georgia can be complicated, especially if you are unfamiliar with the country’s unique set of labor laws and administrative procedures.

Horizons can help you bypass this complicated part of your Georgia expansion by offering benefit system outsourcing that can save you time and money. Our experts will advise you on the best course of action and take care of your benefit setup and management, helping you focus on the rest of your expansion.

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With Horizons, you get quick service, transparent pricing, and expert support.

FAQs

Generally speaking, the terms “Georgia PEO” and “Georgia EOR” are used interchangeably.

An EOR in Georgia can feasibly hire both local and foreign nationals to work in Georgia.

However, the ability of Horizons to sponsor your foreign national employee in Georgia may be limited due to visa quotas practiced in many countries.

Contact us with your requirements and our Global Mobility team with review the case and get back to you within 2 business days.

In most cases, Horizons’ Georgia EOR can hire & onboard your employee within 12 hours. The actual start date of the employee will depend on their notice period obligation to their previous employer as well as any relevant hiring rules in Georgia.

It is possible to get a work visa in Georgia. Horizons’ Global Mobility team is a dedicated team of work visa experts. They assess the details of each case to determine feasibility and costs before Horizons applies for the work visa on behalf of your employee. If the Global Mobility team determines that your case is feasible, the process is smooth and transparent. Visa spots in Georgia are limited, however—get started today to secure your employees’ visa spot.