Employers in Georgia must conform with these state rules regarding the minimum wage paid to employees.
The minimum wage rate in Georgia is $5.15 per hour.
Georgia's minimum wage law covers all employees with the exception of:
- employers with sales of $40,000 or less or that have five or fewer employees
- those covered under federal Fair Labor Standards Act (federal minimum wage rate applies)
- domestic workers
- farm workers
- land renters
- high school and college students
- those who receive tips
- newspaper carriers
- certain occupations specified by the Commissioner of Labor
In Georgia, a local government entity may not adopt, maintain, or enforce by charter, ordinance, purchase agreement, contract, regulation, rule, or resolution, either directly or indirectly, a wage or employment benefit mandate.