Georgia: Stricter residence permit requirements to be implemented for employers

Employers with foreign workers who require residence permits must comply with new rules regarding employment contracts and general employment terms starting November 1, 2015, according to a recently published regulation.

The regulation states that employment contracts must be written in a language that is understood by the foreign national and translated into Georgian, and must contain the foreign worker’s full name, identification or residence permit number and local address.  Lastly, the contract must state that it is governed by Georgian law and entered into only with foreign nationals legally in Georgia.