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Georgia Passes Sweeping Labor Reforms

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Click to expand Image A plenary session of Georgia's Parliament, September 16, 2020.  © Parliament of Georgia In an important move to protect workers, this week Georgia’s parliament adopted sweeping amendments to the country’s labor code. The reforms regulate such crucial issues as work hours, overtime, night shifts, weekly rest, daily breaks, and perhaps most importantly, they strengthen the labor inspectorate by granting it more independence and widening its mandate. The reforms seek to close the major gaps in worker protections created by more than a decade of radical deregulation…

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