Payroll and HR
Administration in Georgia
Georgia – Payroll and HR administration services
Hiring and onboarding employees in Georgia
Onboarding ProcessIf employment is going to take place for more than three months, a written contract is required. Labor agreement shall include but is not limited to the following sections:
Probation PeriodAn employer can include a trial period in the labor agreement. The trial period cannot exceed six months. The remuneration for the trial period shall be agreed upon by the parties. An employee can be terminated at any time during the trial period.
Health and SafetyThe employer must ensure for the workforce such working conditions that are comfortable and safe. Requirements for work conditions are contained in the Labor Protection Laws of Georgia. Following the requirements mitigates the risks of damage to the health and safety of the people.
Work permits and Visas in Georgia
Work PermitForeign employees that want to be employed in Georgia need to get a long-term visa first. This visa allows them to apply for the residence permit. Once a residence permit is granted, companies in Georgia can recruit foreign individuals.
Foreigners, that want to be self-employed while living in Georgia can apply to the work residence permit. Georgia is a trendy destination for IT freelancer from around the world that seek a quiet and lovely environment to work. This work residence permit is also granted to investors that want to set up a company in Georgia.
Working hours and leaves in Gerogia
Working hours and overtimeThe working hours are defined by the employer in the employment agreement and cannot exceed 40 hours per week. For some companies that have business processes that cannot be interrupted for 8 hours and need the attention of the employees, the workweek can be set up at 48 hours per workweek.
Vacation leaveAn employee has the right to have a paid vacation for 24 working days per year. Unpaid leaves are also limited to 15 days per year. Unused vacation days are accumulated and compensated for the termination of employment.
Sick leaveThere is no requirement to compensate employees for sick leave. But as an internal policy, sick leaves can be paid by the employer at goodwill.
Maternity and paternity leaveThe total maternity leave, as set by the Labor Code of Georgia, is 730 calendar days. The first 183 days of the maternity leave is paid, these days can be plonged to 200 days in case of pregnancy with two or more children or complicated pregnancy.
Holidays in Georgia 2020
Remuneration & Benefits in Georgia
The Georgian government has set an official minimum wage in 2020 of GEL 20 (USD 7) for the private sector and GEL 350 (USD 125) for employees of government companies and agencies.