GA min wage rate 2017 Georgia State Minimum Wage Rate 2015, 2017

The 2017 Georgia Minimum Wage is $5.15 per hour.

Georgia Minimum Wage 2017

GA Min Wage:

$5.15

The Georgia Minimum Wage is currently $5.15 per hour.
Because the Georgia Minimum Wage is less than the National Minimum Wage of $7.25 per hour, workers are entitled to the higher minimum wage of $7.25 The Federal Minimum Wage will override the GA state minimum wage as long as the Federal Min. Wage is higher.
Please Note: Fourteen states have raised their minimum wage as of January 1, 2017. Make sure you know any new Georgia labor laws.

Georgia Minimum Wage Laws


What is the Georgia Minimum Wage?

The Georgia Minimum Wage is the lowest hourly wage that an employee working in Georgia can legally be paid. Both Georgia and the federal government have set a legal minimum wage - Georgia's is $5.15 per hour, while the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. Federal law states that the applicable minimum wage is whichever minimum wage is higher.


Georgia Labor Laws


Georgia Minimum Wage Exemptions

Certain occupations and employees are exempt from Georgia and Federal Minimum Wage regulations, including tipped workers, students in high school and college, and certain disabled workers (with a certificate from the Georgia Department of Labor). Read more about exceptions from Georgia minimum wage law External Link.

How much do Georgia Minimum Wage employees earn?

Full time minimum wage workers in Georgia earn a total of $290.00 per week and approximately $15,080.00 per year (based on a 8 hour days and a 260-day work year) before taxes. The federal poverty threshold for a household of two is $14,570 per year.

Georgia Overtime Wage Law

All Georgia employees working over 40 hours in a work week are entitled an overtime wage of at least 1.5 times their regular hourly pay rate - therefore, the overtime minimum wage in GA is $10.88 per hour.
Some workers or employers are exempt from overtime law including independant contractors, seasonal workers, and some farm workers. Contact the Georgia Department of Labor for details.

Georgia Department of Labor Information

If your employer is paying you less then the Georgia minimum wage, if you believe you are owed back wages for unpaid overtime, or your employer is otherwise violating Georgia or Federal labor law, the Georgia Department of Labor is there to help you.

Call your local office of the Georgia Department of Labor, and and they will advocate on your behalf to ensure your employer becomes compliant and you receive any necessary backwages or compensation. Be sure to have recent paystubs, timesheets, employment contracts, and other important documents on hand when you call.

GA Department of Labor

Georgia Labor Law Posters

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires all employers in Georgia to display the 2017 Georgia Minimum Wage poster along with additional labor law compliance posters in a conspicuous place for all employees to read, such as a hallway or breakroom. Failure to display all required labor law posters can result in a fine.
Georgia Minimum Wage & Labor Law Poster

Georgia All-In-One Labor Law Poster

This professional Georgia labor law poster includes all of the posters needed to satisfy both Georgia and Federal minimum wage and labor law regulations.

This poster has been updated for 2017, including the recent FMLA poster update. Professionally printed and laminated.

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Notice to all employers: Fourteen states have new minimum wages as of January 2017. Please make sure you have the most up-to-date version of your labor law posters.
Free labor law posters: Basic PDF copies of the Federal Minimum Wage posters can be downloaded from the Department of Labor with the links provided below. Please note that additional posters are also required by Federal and Georgia law. A professional poster including all required postings can be purchased through the link provided above.
Free Georgia Minimum Wage Posters

Minimum Wage Jobs in Georgia

With the current state of the economy, a large amount of the new jobs being created in Georgia are entry-level, minimum wage positions. Full time, part time, and seasonal minimum wage jobs in Georgia External Link can be found through local employment listings or a local job search site. You can use the search box below to find current job listings in your area.
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