Georgia Minimum Wage Laws




Minimum wage amount

Georgia’s current minimum wage is $5.15.

Georgia’s minimum wage law does not apply to employers who are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act when the federal Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to pay a minimum wage greater than the Georgia’s minimum wage. O.C.G.A. 34-4-3(c)

Georgia minimum wage laws also do not apply to the following employers:

  • employers with sales of $40,000 per year or less;
  • employers with five (5) employees or less
  • employers of domestic employees;
  • employers who are farm owners, sharecroppers, or land renters;

O.C.G.A. 34-4-3.




Tip minimum wage

Georgia’s minimum wage law does not contain a provision that allows employers to pay employees a rate less than the standard minimum wage rate. However, most employers in Georgia are exempt from its minimum wage act because they are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. O.C.G.A. 34-4-3(c)

Thus, employers may pay employees who receive tips or gratuities a minimum wage of $2.13, subject to the requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. See GA. Dept. of Labor.



Tip pooling and sharing

Georgia minimum wage law does not address tip/gratuity pooling. However, because most employees working in Georgia are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the requirements for tip/gratuity pooling set forth in that law would likely apply.



Subminimum wage

Employees with disabilities

Georgia’s minimum wage law does not address employees with disabilities. However, because most employees working in Georgia are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the rules and regulations regarding employees with disabilities set forth in that law would apply.



Trainees

Georgia’s minimum wage law does not address trainees. However, because most employees working in Georgia are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the rules and regulations regarding trainees set forth in that law would apply.



Apprentices

Georgia’s minimum wage law does not address apprentices. However, because most employees working in Georgia are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the rules and regulations regarding apprentices set forth in that law would apply.

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Learners

Georgia’s minimum wage law does not address learners. However, because most employees working in Georgia are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the rules and regulations regarding learners set forth in that law would apply.



Student learners

Georgia’s minimum wage law does not address student learners. However, because most employees working in Georgia are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the rules and regulations regarding student learners set forth in that law would apply.



Student workers

Georgia’s minimum wage law does not address student workers. However, because most employees working in Georgia are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the rules and regulations regarding student workers set forth in that law would apply.