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Minimum Wage: Georgia

Minimum Wage 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's minimum wage rate is lower than the federal minimum wage. See Minimum Wage.
  • Georgia's minimum wage law applies only to employers not covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), with certain exceptions. See Exceptions.
  • Certain employees are exempt from Georgia's minimum wage law. See Subminimum Wages.
  • The Georgia Commissioner of Labor has the authority to grant exceptions to allow a lower minimum wage under certain circumstances. See Subminimum Wages.