Georgia Minimum Wage Exemptions
The Georgia Supreme Court answered an important question about who's exempt from the state's minimum wage requirements in Anderson v. Southern Home Care Services, et al.
In that 2015 case, the employers said employees who were exempt from the minimum wage provisions of the FLSA, because they provided "companionship services," were still subject to other provisions of the FLSA. Therefore, the employers argued, they weren't covered by the Georgia Minimum Wage Law (GMWL). The court disagreed, saying the state minimum wage applied to those employees.
In addition, the court said, although the employees provided in-home personal support services, they weren't considered "domestic employees" under the GMWL, so that exception to state minimum wage requirements didn't pertain to the employees.