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Employer of Record (EOR) in Georgia

What you'll learn

  • Country Introduction
  • Tax Breakdown for Employers
  • Statutory Leave Laws
  • Minimum Wage and Working Hours
  • Termination Process
  • Additional Information
Georgia Introduction

Georgia is a country in eastern Europe bordered by Russia, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and the Black Sea. The country’s landscape is diverse as it boasts hot springs, sulfur baths, and the Caucasus mountains, along with castles, cathedrals, and other relics from the medieval ages. Georgia has a growing economy with an increasing number of skilled professionals, making it a smart target for expansion.

Paid Leave and Statutory Leave

Parental Leave

Pregnant employees are entitled to 126 days of paid maternity leave at 100% of the regular wage. They can also take up to 604 days off after the birth to care for their newborns. While there is no statutory paternity leave, mothers can transfer 57 days of maternity leave to their partner and both parents can take 2 weeks of annual leave to care for a child under 5 years old.

Sick Leave

Employees in Georgia can receive paid sick leave for 30 days per year, accumulated at 10 hours of sick leave per month. The employee must provide proof of the illness from a medical professional.

Paid Leave

There are 15 public holidays in Georgia, and full-time employees are entitled to 24 days of paid time off each year, with an extra 15 days of unpaid time off after working 11 months at the same company. Employees may also qualify for paid leave for adoption, childcare/care.

Wage Requirements and Working Hours

The average salary in Georgia is around GEL 1,463.8 per month, with a standard workweek of 40 hours at 8 hours per day. Any time worked past this is considered overtime and is paid at 125% of the salary.

Termination Process

Process

Employment contracts can be terminated with just cause, such as misconduct, negligence, fraud, incompatibility with assigned tasks, and other work offenses.

Notice Period

The notice period in Georgia for both the employer and employee is 30 days notice for termination/resignation.

Severance Pay

Employees are entitled to a severance package paid at a minimum of 1 month’s salary.

Additional Information

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OVERVIEW
Language(s):
Georgian
Currency:
Georgian Lari (GEL)
Capital City:
Tbilisi
Population:
3.7 Million
Cost of Living Rank:
91st
VAT (Valued Added Tax):
18%
Employer TaxES
2%
(estimated)

★  2% - Pension

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How Remofirst employs in Georgia

It can be prohibitively expensive to establish an entity in every country you want to hire talent in, so Remofirst will hire and pay your employee on your behalf while you manage their daily duties. Remofirst will handle formal HR procedures and employment contracts that adhere to local laws, so that you can simply approve invoices via our platform. When you work with an Employer of Record (EOR) you can compliantly hire the best employees around the world.

How employees in Georgia get paid
Your employee's hours, time off, holidays, bonuses, and commissions are automatically calculated into payroll. Remofirst will invoice you in either US Dollars (USD), Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), Canadian Dollars (CAD), or Singapore Dollars (SGD) around the 15th of each month to make sure your employees in Georgia are paid on time in Georgian Lari (GEL). To make it even easier, you can summarize your entire global team's salaries to aggregate them into one payment (instead of many individual payments).
Full-time Employees vs Global Contractors

Unlike full-time employees, contractors work on projects with multiple companies at a given time and are technically self-employed. Full-time employees are solely focused on their employer and usually receive benefits (such as health insurance, equity or stock options, and time off) as an additional form of compensation. While it can be cheaper to work with international contractors instead of paying benefits to a full-time employee, you run the risk of misclassification. It's recommended to work with an EOR for contractor onboarding and payments, so you can know that your international contractors are paid compliantly and on time.

Dependable support for employees
Whenever the employee or employer has a question about benefits, Visas, or anything else related to international employment in Georgia, they can use our platform's chat function to get answers from our team of experts. Every client of Remofirst also receives a dedicated account manager that will serve as a point of contact for global HR support.