How to hire remote employees in


Georgia is home to some great remote talent. Want to know how you can hire that talent, legally, without wading into months of paperwork and thousands of dollars in fees? In the next few minutes, we’ll teach you.

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Georgian Lari (GEL)

What to know before you hire in 


Hiring in Georgia? That’s excellent. There are two options: You can hire your talent as employees, or you can hire them as contractors. Because of Georgia’s labor law structure, there are benefits and disadvantages to each approach.

If you want to successfully hire in 


, you have two options:

Hire talent as contractors

Laws about hiring contractors are significantly more simple in 


. Onboarding talent takes days, not weeks or months. Both you, the company, and your talent have more flexibility. And in many cases, since you’re remote, the talent you’re hiring is better classified as a contractor, anyway. Of course, it’s not possible in every case, but it’s what we built Panther for.

Hire talent as employees

This is the long route. You can either establish a physical presence with an entity and register as an employer, or you can use an Employer-of-Record (EOR) solution. Odds are, you’ll find using an EOR to be the easier route. Still, using an EOR in 


 is expensive—it can often be $500 per month per employee—and sometimes prone to lengthy onboarding times.

Why hire independent contractors in 


Hiring contractors is normally the easier, faster, more flexible choice—but don’t just take it from us. Below are the specific benefits and drawbacks to hiring contractors in 



It’s the fastest way to hire globally

Hiring employees takes months, at the minimum. When you hire with Panther’s locally-generated contracts, it’s a matter of days or weeks. This means you can hire the best talent, fast, without losing them to a hellish procession of paperwork.

It’s a lot cheaper

It costs just $0 to sign up for Panther, then $49 per month to hire your contractors with Panther. If you hired employees manually (or did contracting on your own), you’d likely be on the hook for thousands of dollars each month. Setting up an entity alone can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

It’s more flexible for you & your team

Hiring contractors in 


 means you’re generally not on the hook for things like health insurance and paid time off. This makes hiring flexible for you, and it gives your talent more options.

Can be less risky than hiring employees

Hiring employees is a bigger commitment, and can open you up to increased liabilities and regulations. When you hire contractors overseas, your biggest risk is misclassification—but laws surrounding contractor classification are often significantly more straightforward.

Some people want to be employees

The contractor life isn’t for everyone—some people want the security that being an employee often appears to provide. Though it’s rare, this does happen, and it’s one disadvantage of manage an all-contractor team.

You might not have as much control over your talent

Most countries’ contractor-employer relationship laws stipulate that the employer can’t set fixed working hours, among other things. These laws give contractors more freedom over how and when they do their work than an employee would have. In reality, however, most contractors are willing & able to work on the company’s schedule—it’s a matter of setting expectations beforehand.

How can I pay people in 



If you’re hiring contractors in 


, you can pay them with Panther in a single click. You won’t need to worry about complicated wire transfers, fees, or currency conversions. We’ll take care of it all. Just make a click and your contractor will get paid in their currency of choice. This is a valuable bonus for talent in countries where the local currency is particularly weak—most people appreciate the ability to receive their payment in stronger currencies.

Hiring and paying your team in 


Hire and pay with Panther

Pay everyone with a single click
Get great currency conversion rates
Pay $0 in platform fees
Run payroll in seconds
Let Panther automatically create & store invoices
Let Panther automatically write locally-compliant contracts
Let Panther automatically file local tax documents

Hire and pay without Panther

Pay all your contractors individually
Do all currency conversions yourself
Shoulder the burden of platform fees
Spend hours each month making payments
Manually track & store invoices
Manually write & sign contracts
Manually file relevant tax documents

Let Panther save you from hiring headaches.

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If you want to hire employees in 


If you’ve read up until this point, you’ll know that it’s easier, cheaper, and more flexible to hire contractors in Georgia than employees. Still, there are valid reasons why you might want to hire employees instead. The content below is for you—we’ll cover employer taxes and obligations in Georgia.

Taxes in 


Employer tax

Employer Contributions

  • 2.00%

Individual tax


Paid Time Off (PTO)

After the employee has completed 11 months of continuous service, they are granted 24 days of annual paid vacation. Employees also receive vacation pay equal to their average salary 3 months prior to leave.

They are also allowed to take 15 days of unpaid leave days per year. To take unpaid leave an employee must provide 2 weeks’ notice.

Public Holidays

Georgia has 17 public holidays.

Sick Days

Employees receive full paid leave for up to 30 days. To receive payment an employee must obtain a sickness certificate from an authorized physician.

Maternity Leave

Mothers are entitled 730 days of maternity leave. Employees receive 100% of their daily wage (up to a total of 1,000 Lari) for 183 days, and an additional 547 days of unpaid leave.

Paternity Leave

No specific laws.  

Parental Leave

Employees may take 2 weeks of unpaid leave annually to care for a child. This lasts until the child turns 5 years old.

Other Leave


Marriage Leave


Bereavement Leave



Termination Process

In order to terminate an employee, an employer must provide a written statement and a notice period. The employer must also have justifiable grounds for termination.

Notice Period

Both the employer and employee must provide 30 days’ notice in case of termination.

Severance Pay

Employees are granted at least one month’s salary within 30 calendar days after the termination of the labor agreement.

Probation Period

Probationary periods should be written in the contract and should not exceed 6 months.

Employee requirements in 


Working Hours

Full-time employment is considered 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week (48 in some specific sectors).


Overtime pay is given to employees who work more than 40 hours per week (48 in some specific sectors), but the amount of remuneration is determined by agreements between the employer and employee.

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