What You Need to Know About Paid Time Off For Part-Time Employees in Georgia
PTO stands for paid time off, also known as vacation time or sick days. Here’s what you need to know about PTO for part-time employees in Georgia.
Employees, whether full-time or part-time, need time off from work for a variety of reasons. While Georgia does not require employers to give time off
What Constitutes a Part-Time Employee in Georgia?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), a part-time employee is considered to be an employee who works less than 40 hours in a workweek compared to a full-time employee. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not define what is considered a part-time and full-time employee; it is up to the employer to determine it.
Time Off Laws in Georgia
Georgia does not require employers to give paid time off (PTO) to their employees for vacation, sick days, or personal leave. It is up to the employer to give their employees time off.
Family and Medical Leave
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows certain employees to take up to 12 weeks off of work (unpaid leave).
These are the following reasons employees are eligible for 12 weeks off:
- For the birth and care of the newborn child of an employee
- For placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care
- To care for an immediate family member (i.e., spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition
- To take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition
Georgia law requires employers to give their employees at least 2 hours of time off during a work day in order to vote.
Georgia law requires employers to give their employees time off for jury duty. It is unlawful for employers to discipline, penalize, or fire their employees for jury duty.