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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 that operate on Saturdays or Sundays must try to accommodate an employee whose habitual day of worship falls on one of those workdays and who is scheduled to work. See Common Day of Rest Act.
  • 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.