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Your Rights Filing a Wage and Hour Claim - Georgia

Does Georgia have state overtime laws that are different from federal law?

Georgia does not have overtime laws that are different from federal law. Additional information on federal overtime law is available at //www.workplacefairness.org/overtime.

Does Georgia have a minimum wage that is different from federal law?

The current minimum wage in Georgia is $5.15 per hour, and applies to employees not covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Otherwise, Georgia's minimum wage payment is equal to the federal minimum wage of $7.25.

Does Georgia have meal and rest break requirements, unlike federal law?

Georgia does not have any meal or rest break requirements.

What are my time deadlines?

There are strict time limits in which minimum wage claims must be filed. You must file within three years from the date that the claim arose.As you might have other legal claims with shorter deadlines, do not wait to file your claim until your time limit is close to expiring.

How can I or my attorney pursue a claim in court in Georgia?

In Georgia, an employee can file a private lawsuit if he or she is paid less than the minimum wage to recover past compensation, liquidated damages, attorney's fees and costs.

State Labor Agency

Georgia has no state agency that enforces wage and hour laws; see the local DOL offices below.

Atlanta District Office
US Dept. of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
61 Forsyth Street, SW
Room 7M10
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (678) 237-0521

Atlanta North Area Office
Harris Tower
233 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 650
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 593-1889

Savannah Area Office
US Dept. of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
124 Barnard Street, Suite B-210
Savannah, GA 31401
Phone: (912) 652-4221


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