Minimum wage in Georgia

Georgia Wage and Overtime Law

Georgia Wage and Overtime Law

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Georgia Wage and Overtime Law

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets the “floor” minimum wage for eligible workers in the U.S. But, many states and some local governments set their own minimum wage. Workers are entitled to be paid the highest minimum wage that applies where they work, whether it is set by federal, state, or local law. 

The minimum wage in Georgia is $5.15 an hour. Because this is less than the federal minimum wage of $7.25, most workers in Georgia are entitled to the higher federal minimum wage. (The lower minimum wage applies only if your employer is so small and local that it is not subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act; this will rarely be the case.)

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