Remote’s guide to employing in

Georgia
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  • Capital City

    Tbilisi

  • Currency

    Georgian Lari (₾, GEL)

  • Languages

    Georgian

  • Population size

    3,716,858

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Facts & Stats

Georgia Map Illustration
  • Capital City

    Tbilisi

  • Currency

    Georgian Lari (₾, GEL)

  • Languages

    Georgian

  • Population size

    3,716,858

  • Ease of doing business

    Very easy

  • Cost of living index

    28.05 (2021)

  • Payroll frequency

    Monthly

  • VAT - standard rate

    18%

  • GDP - real growth rate

    5.0 (2019)

Georgia (Georgian: საქართველო; Sakartvelo) is a representative democracy organised as a unitary parliamentary republic. The Eastern European nation is nestled between Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and the majestic Black Sea.

Home to hot springs, sulphur baths, and majestic mountains (the highest in the Caucasus), Georgia is fast-becoming a tourism hotspot for more adventurous travellers. Castles, cathedrals, and antiquities from the medieval ages give Georgia a blend of history to match its natural beauty.

Georgia boasts a growing economy and an upper-middle-class income per capita. Increasing numbers of skilled professionals in Georgia make the country a smart target for expansion.

Grow your team in Georgia with Remote

Looking to employ workers in Georgia? Companies hiring in Georgia must either own a legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solutions provider, usually one that provides employer of record services.

Remote can employ your team in Georgia on your behalf through our local legal entity in the country and handle payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance for your Georgia team. You can also pay contractors now in Georgia with Remote.

Risks of misclassification

Georgia, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Georgia may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.

Employing in Georgia

The Labour Code of Georgia serves as the fundamental government statute that defines employee protections, workers’ rights, and generally, employment and labour relations for Georgia’s workforce of 1.4 million.

Employees in Georgia enjoy protections against discrimination based on age, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, and race.

Common questions that could come up during the hiring process include the minimum wage, overtime rates, and guaranteed paid time off. Remote can help you offer a complete, competitive, and compliant benefits package to your employees in Georgia.

Minimum Wage

Georgia has a mostly nominal minimum wage that’s remained unchanged since the 1990s and hence, doesn’t represent what workers actually earn. The minimum wage for private-sector employees sits at 20 Georgian lari ($6.38) per month, while government employees are billed to earn a 115-lari ($36.68) minimum.

In reality, the average wage in Georgia hovers somewhere between 1227 ($391.39), and 1314 lari ($419.14) per month, according to data provided by GeoStat, the Georgian statistics office.

Payroll Cycle

For customers of Remote, all employee payments will be made in equal monthly instalments on or before the last working day of each calendar month, payable in arrears.

Onboarding Time

We can help you get a new employee started in Georgia fast. The minimum onboarding time we need is only 7 working days.

Our team ensures your employees are onboarded and paid as quickly as possible while keeping your business compliant with all local employment legislation. The minimum onboarding time begins after the employee submits all required information onto the Remote platform. The onboarding timeline is also dependent upon registration with local authorities.

For all non-nationals of the country of employment, the Right to Work assessment (if applicable) will add three extra days to the total time to onboard. There may be extra time required if we need to follow-up on the right to work assessment.

Please note, payroll cut-off dates can impact the actual first day of employment. Remote has a payroll cut-off date of the 10th of the month unless otherwise specified.

17 Public holidays

Jan
Monday, 1 January 20241New Year's Day (Ახალი წლის დღე)
Tuesday, 2 January 20242Second Day of the New Year (ახალი წლის მეორე დღე)
Sunday, 7 January 20243Orthodox Christmas Day (მართლმადიდებლური შობის დღე)
Friday, 19 January 20244Orthodox Epiphany (მართლმადიდებელი ნათლისღება)
Mar
Sunday, 3 March 20245Mother's Day (Დედის დღე)
Friday, 8 March 20246International Women's Day (ქალთა საერთაშორისო დღე)
Apr
Tuesday, 9 April 20247National Unity Day (ეროვნული ერთობის დღე)
May
Friday, 3 May 20248Orthodox Good Friday (მართლმადიდებლური კარგი პარასკევი)
Saturday, 4 May 20249Orthodox Holy Saturday (მართლმადიდებლური წმინდა შაბათი)
Sunday, 5 May 202410Orthodox Easter (მართლმადიდებლური აღდგომა)
Monday, 6 May 202411Orthodox Easter Monday (მართლმადიდებლური აღდგომა ორშაბათს)
Thursday, 9 May 202412Day of Victory over Fascism (ფაშიზმის გამარჯვების დღე)
Sunday, 12 May 202413Saint Andrew's Day (წმინდა ანდრიას დღე)
Sunday, 26 May 202414Independence Day (Დამოუკიდებლობის დღე)
Aug
Wednesday, 28 August 202415Saint Mary's Day (წმინდა მარიამის დღე)
Oct
Monday, 14 October 202416Svetitskhoveli Cathedral Day (სვეტიცხოვლის ტაძრის დღე)
Nov
Saturday, 23 November 202417Saint George's Day (წმინდა გიორგის დღე)

Competitive benefits package in Georgia

At Remote, we’re obsessed with helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in practising “fair equity,” which means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive (and that will allow you to attract the best local talent).

Our benefits packages in Georgia are tailored to fulfil the local needs of your employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Mental Health Support

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

Taxes in Georgia

Learn how employment taxes and statutory fees affect your payroll and your employees’ paychecks in Georgia.

  • 2%

    Pension contribution

Types of leave

Once an employee has completed 11 months of service with an employer, they are entitled to 24 days of paid leave annually, with a holiday benefit equivalent to one month’s salary paid three months before the annual leave.

Employees are also entitled to take 15 unpaid days off work every year.

Employment termination

Termination process

Employee contracts can be terminated if a just cause is established, such as dishonesty, negligence, fraud, incompatibility with assigned tasks, long-term disability, etc.

Notice period

For the severance situations mentioned above, employers are mandated to notify employees 30 days in advance of termination.

Severance pay

An employer should offer a severance package equal to at least one month’s pay if an employee is laid off for economic reasons, incompatibility with work responsibilities, or long-term disability.

Fair Pricing in Georgia

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  • Compliant equity incentives support including withholding and reporting

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  • Fast onboarding (average 2-3 days)

  • Flexible, localised benefits

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US$29

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  • Only pay for contractors you actively work with

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  • Create, edit, and sign tailored, localised contracts

  • Approve contractor invoices with one click or auto-pay

  • Transparent payments with complete visibility

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US$50

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Top features

  • Reduce costs by centralising payroll management

  • Ensure local compliance for every country

  • Direct support from in-house local payroll experts

  • Accurate, on-time, compliant payroll to level-up your employee experience

  • Tax and labour authority reporting handled for you

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Top features

  • Guided onboarding and offboarding

  • Employee profile and document management

  • Time and attendance (time off and tracking)

  • Expense management and reimbursement

  • Employee self-serve on the platform and mobile app