Union City, GA Wage & Hour Law

Union City, Georgia 30291

What You Need to Know About Georgia Minimum Wage, Overtime, and Other Wage Claims

You can recover unpaid wages, overtime, and tips in Georgia if you know your rights and how to enforce them. Does your employer owe you unpaid wages or overtime? Or, maybe you need information on the breaks you’re entitled to, overtime rules, or your right to tips. If so, you'll find the information you need on this site to learn what you can do in Georgia to get the money you have earned.

Here, we answer many common questions about wage and hour law in Georgia, including:


A few things to keep in mind as you explore this site:

1. Wage and hour laws differ from state to state.

Most states have enacted their own wage and hour regulations and procedures for employees to follow if they have been treated unfairly. These regulations and procedures vary from state to state. Start by finding out about your rights to pay in Georgia.

2. Some states simply adopt the federal minimum wage and overtime standards, but most states have higher standards.

The U.S. Department of Labor  covers minimum wage, overtime, and other wage and hour matters. In states that have not adopted their own wage and hour regulations and procedures, your rights are set out by the U.S. Department of Labor. 

The Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division is the agency that enforces labor laws in Georgia. Check there to find out more about minimum wage and overtime rules in Georgia.

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).   


Fulton County Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in Fulton 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 federal minimum wage. 


Check Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division to find out more.

3. You are entitled to certain payments when your employment ends.

Your final paycheck must include certain amounts, regardless of whether you resigned, were laid off, or were fired. Find out whether your former employer met Georgia’s final paycheck requirements

Georgia does not set a deadline for an employer to pay your final paycheck.

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