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Other Leaves: Georgia

Other Leaves requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: C.R. Wright, Fisher Phillips


  • Georgia has laws requiring or encouraging private employers to give time off for employee participation in judicial proceedings, military leave, voting and breastfeeding. See Georgia - Leaves of Absence.
  • A Georgia employer must excuse employees from work to attend judicial proceedings in response to a subpoena, summons for jury duty or other court order. See Jury Duty Leave.
  • An employer must provide qualified and registered employees with up to two hours off from work to vote. See Voting Leave.
  • Employers in Georgia are encouraged to provide reasonable unpaid break time to an employee who needs to express breast milk for an infant. See Break Time for Breastfeeding.
  • Georgia law generally prohibits municipalities from enacting their own holiday, sick, vacation and personal necessity leave laws. See Limitation on Local Leave Laws.