* Playroll continues to analyse immediate opportunities and fulfilled roles by recruitment partners, contractors and employers to identify in-demand jobs.

Capital City

Georgian Lari (₾)



Employment Cost


Annual Leave

24 days

In-demand Specialties*
Engineering & Construction, Agriculture & Agribusiness, Software Development & Cybersecurity

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Georgia

Simplify hiring employees in by partnering with Playroll. Our Employer of Record (EOR) handles hiring, onboarding, payroll, taxes, immigration, benefits administration, and compliance. While you maintain control of day-to-day tasks and responsibilities.


Key Considerations Before Hiring In Georgia

Employing in Georgia requires employers to own a legal entity in the country and manage payroll, tax, benefits and compliance through their own in-country resources. Grow your team in Georgia with our Employer of Record solution, ensuring streamlined, compliant business expansion with no entity.

Playroll allows you to hire employee's in Georgia quickly, easily and we even automate tax document collection, benefits, payroll and more.

Good To Know

Georgia's vibrant and mechanized agricultural sector, accounting for 25% of the country's employment, positions it as a prime choice for hiring in agricultural roles.

In Georgia, you have access to a workforce fluent in languages such as Georgian, Russian, and English. This diverse linguistic talent pool can be a valuable asset for companies looking to broaden their reach, communicate with international clients, or engage in global business ventures seamlessly, without language barriers.

With a growing economy and an upper-middle-class income per capita, Georgia presents an enticing opportunity for expansion. The rising number of skilled professionals, particularly in STEM fields, further solidifies the country as an appealing destination for growth and development.

Georgia is among the best tax environments for employers. The country offers competitive tax rates and various incentives for businesses, making it an attractive destination for investment and fostering a conducive environment for entrepreneurial endeavors.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Georgia

When hiring in Georgia, according to Georgian employment law, the mandatory employment contract holds significant importance. It's a legal requirement for all employees to sign this document. The contract should outline:

  • Employee's duties & responsibilities
  • Employee compensation & any extra benefits
  • Working conditions

Probationary Period in Georgia

The employment agreement should clearly state the probationary period, and must not be more than six months.

Working hours in Georgia

In Georgia, the regular workweek is 40 hours, usually 8 hours a day for five days. Some sectors permit a 48-hour workweek.

Overtime in Georgia

Extra work beyond standard hours is considered overtime and is governed by employment contracts and agreements. Limits exist for overtime and holiday work, capped at 48 hours per week, with distinct regulations for minors. Overtime exceeding 48 hours is paid at 150% of the regular salary.

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Georgia

Georgia has a robust and complex payroll and tax system, and as an employer, it pays to understand payroll process basics.

January 1st - December 31st

Fiscal Year in Georgia

January 1st - December 31st is the 12-month accounting period that businesses in Georgia use for financial and tax reporting purposes.

Payroll Cycle in Georgia

The payroll cycle in Georgia is usually Monthly, with employees being paid Last working day of the month.

Minimum Wage in Georgia

Minimum wages and salaries in Georgia

For the past 30 years, the minimum wage has remained unchanged at 115 GEL per month in the public sector and 20 GEL per month in the private sector in Georgia.

Bonus Payments in Georgia

In Georgia, there's no legal obligation for a 13th-month salary, but employers can provide bonuses at their discretion.

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Georgia

Understanding the tax obligations for both employers and employees is crucial when operating in Georgia's business landscape. This section explains how taxes and statutory fees affect payroll and individual earnings in Georgia.

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 2% on top of the employee salary in Georgia.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Georgia, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around 2%.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

In Georgia, individual income tax is levied at a flat rate of 20%.

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Georgia

In Georgia, the pension system consists of both state-funded and private pension schemes. The state pension system provides benefits to retirees based on their contributions during their working years. Additionally, individuals can opt for private pension plans offered by insurance companies or pension funds, which supplement the state pension. These private plans allow individuals to contribute voluntarily to build additional retirement savings.

The tax-related information provided in this guide is intended for general guidance and informational purposes only. Reach out to our dedicated team for insights on remote hiring in Georgia tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Georgia

When it comes to terminating employment in Georgia, understanding the legal obligations regarding severance pay and contributions is essential. Below is a detailed overview of the key considerations for both employers and employees.

Termination Process

Employee contracts in Georgia may be terminated based on justifiable reasons, such as:

  • Dishonesty
  • Inability to perform assigned tasks
  • Negligence
  • Long-term disability

Notice Period

Both the employer and employee adhere to a 30-calendar day notice period, the notice must be provided in written form. No notice is necessary during the probation period.

Severance Pay

In Georgia, terminated employees typically receive one month's basic salary as severance pay.

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Georgia

The annual leave entitlement in Georgia is 24 days for a full time worker. These can include public holidays on top of that or within those days, which would otherwise be unpaid.

Public Holidays in Georgia

There are 14 nationally recognised holidays in Georgia, as specified by The Labor Code.

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Georgia

Maternity Leave in Georgia

Paternity Leave in Georgia

Sick Leave in Georgia

Parental Leave In Georgia

Georgia's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Georgia

Playroll is committed to providing tailored, competitive benefits packages that are designed not only to attract but also retain top talent worldwide. Our global team of benefits experts build custom local packages to ensure your employees in Georgia's needs are met. Typically our packages contain some or all of the following benefits.

Health Insurance
Pension or 401k
Life and Disability Insurance
Vision Insurance
Dental Insurance
Discounts & Perks

Playroll Supplementary Benefits For Employment In Georgia

Make your benefits package in Georgia a talent magnet with Playroll's local plans. We offer benefits that are compliant, comprehensive, and flexible — all at competitive rates. Speak with our local territory experts to explore the localized benefits we can offer you, while you scale your team.

Statutory benefits for employment in Georgia

In Georgia, employees are entitled to certain mandatory benefits provided by employers. These include:

  • Social security contributions
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Workers' compensation insurance
  • Paid leave (vacation and sick leave)
  • Unemployment insurance

Playroll allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Georgia within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard. If you'd like specific information about our benefits packages in Georgia create an account or contact our global expansion team, today.

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Georgia

At Playroll we're all about empowering employees to work anywhere, making mobility possible for global teams. We sponsor visas and hire the employee for you, so you don’t have to worry about payroll, taxes, and more.

It's important to note, visa support can be complicated. There are many variables that affect whether sponsorship is possible, including one’s nationality, education, marital status, and the immigration policy for the country in question.

Unfortunately, this means we can’t support visas everywhere - with that being said, we handle the entire visa process in-house, and dig into your situation to give you an overview of what to expect if we're able to help with visa sponsorship in Georgia.

Playroll Immigration Support

Integrated EOR Platform

Legal and compliance experts are readily available to provide guidance and case-by-case Q&A support.

Accelerated Immigration Timeline

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