Special Edition – Organic Law of Georgia ,,Labor Code of Georgia ”

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

On 5th of October 2020, a number of important legislative amendments and supplements were made in the Organic Law of Georgia “Labor Code of Georgia”. Based on the amendments, several new chapters and articles were supplemented to the Code, including a new chapter on “Prohibition of Labor Discrimination”.  The purpose of this chapter is to regulate the labor relations in such a way to eliminate as much cases of labor discrimination in the workplace as possible. An important supplement to the Code is the institute of an Internship, the regulation of enterprise transfer conditions, regulation of a work of vital importance and regulatory chapters on information and consultation on the workplace, labor inspection and sanctions.

        Along with the above-mentioned important chapters, amendments and supplements were made to the other parts of the Code as well, from which shall be mentioned, the chapter on concluding an labor contract, part-time work, the content of the labor contract, the rules of introducing of the internal regulations, performance of the work, working hours, vocation, remuneration, labor remuneration, terms governing the termination and period of limitations.

        It is important that each employer should pay a maximum attention to the amendments and supplements that were made in the above-mentioned chapters. Also, in accordance with these amendments, the internal policy regulating the labor relations shall be revised, including the labor contracts, internal regulations, etc. and in case the internal documentation contradicts with the new addition of the Code, appropriate amendments and supplements should be made and internal documentations must be brought in compliance with the Code.

      Legal Consulting Center (LCC) has prepared a special edition of the newsletter regarding this issue where the main aspects of done legislative amendments are described.

      LCC offers its partners and clients, as well as any other interested persons, to provide additional detailed information/clarification on these issues and an appropriate legal advice in order to bring  the internal documents regulating the labor relations in line with the new addition of the code.