“The planned amendments to the
labor legislation will cause irreparable
harm to Georgia’s employers, employees, the business climate, and the country’s
economy,” the Business Association says commenting on the amendment package to the Labor Code submitted
to Parliament for consideration.
The Association opposes the
clauses that include working hours cuts and restrictions on overtime work, traineeship,
definition of the minimum wage, and expansion of the labor inspection authority.
According to the Association,
if adopted, these amendments will inevitably cut jobs, salaries, increase business
expenses and prices.
“The amendment package exceeds
the EU standards, as most EU countries consider such changes too radical and a
gross interference in relations between employers and employees. It’s worth mentioning
that the amendments are considered without
analyzing their possible consequences and the harm they can cause to the
business and the country, ”the Business Association’s statement says.