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Hours Worked: Georgia

Hours Worked requirements for other states

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

Author: C.R. Wright, Fisher Phillips


  • In general, Georgia follows the definitions and requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regarding hours worked. See Hours Worked.
  • Georgia law encourages employers to provide break time for an employee to express breast milk. See Breastfeeding Breaks.
  • 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 Day of Rest.