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Labor relations in Georgia is regulated by the Labor Code of Georgia. The rights and obligations of the employee and the employer are regulated by an agreement between the two. Labor relations shall originate from agreements reached as a result of free expression of will based on equality of participants.
 
Georgia is a member of International Labor Organization.
 
According to the Georgian Regulations, legal capacity of natural persons to enter into a labor agreement shall originate at the age of 16.
 
The duration of working time determined by the employer must not to exceed 40 hours a week.
 
The duration of working time in enterprises with specific operating conditions requiring more than eight hours of uninterrupted production/work process must not exceed 48 hours a week.
 
The rights and obligations of the both parties of the labor agreement is clearly identified by the Georgian Labor Code. The latter gives precise understanding of the following issues: Pre-contractual relations, conclusion of the labor agreement, work, break and rest time, overtime work, leave, remuneration of work, suspension of labor relations, termination of Labor Agreement.
 
Labor Regulations of Georgia does not envisage strict requirements for the employer. At the same time it protects employee from the discrimination.
 
The Georgian legislation does not set specific regulations regarding the remuneration amount. The form and amount of remuneration should be defined by the employment agreement between the parties. Remuneration shall be paid on a monthly base. Under the Tax Code of Georgia the employee’s income (in the form of wage) is a subject to personal income tax at the rate of 20%. The tax is being payed by the employer from the amount of implicit wage of the employee.
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