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Tools and Resources for Gwinnett County, GA Consumers

Georgia Inheritance Law & Probate Procedure

Georgia Wage & Hour Law

  • Georgia Minimum Wage:  
    • Workers in Georgia are entitled to the federal minimum wage, $7.25 an hour, because it's higher than the state's minimum wage ($5.15 an hour).   

      Gwinnett County Minimum Wage

      The minimum wage in Gwinnett County is $7.25 an hour, the federal minimum wage. Georgia law prohibits city and county governments from adopting a local minimum wage that's higher than the state minimum wage.

  • Overtime Pay: Every state has rules about weekly maximum hours and overtime. Learn about the overtime laws in Georgia and whether they apply to you.
  • Wage Claims: If you're being unlawfully underpaid, you need to learn how to file a "Wage Claim" in Georgia. 
  • Tips : Every state has special pay rates for tipped workers. Find out the rules for tipped workers in Georgia.
    • In Georgia, your employer may pay you a minimum wage of $2.13 an hour, as long as you earn enough in tips to bring your total hourly pay up to the full minimum wage, $7.25 an hour. If you don’t earn enough in tips to bring your compensation to the full minimum wage, your employer must make up the difference.

  • State Labor Board:

Georgia Unemployment Benefits

  • Benefit Amounts in Georgia: Learn how unemployment works, how much you'll get, and for how long.
    • In Georgia, unemployment benefits range from $55 per week to $365 per week.
    • Formula:

      Your weekly benefit in Georgia will usually be the amount you earned in the two highest paid quarters of the base period divided by 42. (If your earnings in the entire base period are not at least 150% of your earnings in the highest paid quarter, then your weekly benefit will be the amount you earned in the highest paid quarter divided by 21.)

    • Duration:

      In Georgia, you can receive unemployment benefits for a maximum of 14 to 26 weeks, depending on the unemployment rate when you apply. 

  • Eligibility: >Whether you qualify for unemployment.
  • How to Apply: How to apply for unemployment in Georgia.
  • Unemployment Office Near Me? How to find your local unemployment office.

Bankruptcy & Debt

Child Custody & Family Courts in Georgia 

Georgia Obamacare

Democracy In Georgia, Gwinnett County, Lawrenceville 

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