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Labour Law Consulting Services

Labour Law Consulting Services

Labour law consulting services can be offered to both individuals and corporate clients, interested in knowing the basic rules regarding employment in Georgia.  

Our team of lawyers in Georgiaare ready to help local and foreign clients in a wide range of matters concerning employment, employment rights and obligations and termination of employment

What is the law on employment in Georgia? 

The main rule of law which regulates employment matters in this country is given by the Labour Code of Georgia, according to the Legislative Herald of Georgia. This law takes into consideration all matters referring to employment

It states that it is uniformly applicable at a national level, it stipulates how work relations can be established, the minimum wage, minimum age to be legally employed, the duration of a work week and numerous others. 

In the list below, you can find out few of the rules that are applicable in Georgia; if you want to find out more, you can always reach out to our Georgian lawyers for labour law consulting services

  • the minimum age at which a person can enter a labour agreement is 16 years old, according to the Article 4.1;
  • a work contract can stipulate a trial period, which can’t be longer than 6 months (Article 9.1);
  • the general work week is considered to be of 40 hours per week, but in special work conditions, such as in enterprises with complex operating procedures, the work week can be of 48 hours (Article 14);
  • an employee is entitled to 24 days per year of paid leave of absence (Article 21);
  • a mother can request a maternity leave of 730 calendar days (paid maternity leave will cover only 183 calendar days or 200 days in the event of multiple births or pregnancy complications). 

With regards to the age at which a person can be employed, the law in Georgia stipulates that persons with an age below 16 years old can also sign employment contracts, but only in certain conditions. 

For instance, children with an age below 16 years can sign such contracts only with the approval of their parents/legal guardians, but only as long as the work contract does not limit the child’s right to education and if the work activity does not prejudice the minor’s interests (Article 4.2). 

In case of work contracts with children below 14 years, they can be signed only for certain activities, such as art, sports, cultural activities. 

The work relation between an employer and an employee is established through an employment contract. This contract must stipulate the remuneration paid to the employee, and the way in which this will be paid. 

Article 31.2 stipulates that the salary has to be paid on a monthly basis. Please mind that employers are obligated to pay compensations for delayed payments of salaries. 

This is done at a rate of 0.07% per day, calculated from the value of the salary (Article 31.3). Our law firm in Georgiacan present additional information on other obligations employers have. We can also help you with legal advice and due dilligence if you need to buy a property in Georgia.  

What are the main labour law consulting services offered in Georgia?

Our team of Georgian lawyers can offer advice on the employment contract and its stipulations. Besides this, both employers and employees can address to our team for any work disputes that can arise between the two parties. 

Foreign companies wishing to expand in Georgiacan rely on our lawyers for advice on the other provisions of the labour legislation. With a solid experience, our team has the necessary expertise in preparing employment agreements and other associated documents. 

All companies must have internal rules and regulations designed to maintain a good working environment. These rules can vary based on the specific operations of the company and the way in which the work is carried out. 

For additional advice on the labour law consulting services companies and employees can obtain, we invite you to contact our law firm in Georgia. We can also put you in touch with our partner lawyers in other countries if you need legal services.