Some states have laws that require employers to grant employees time off for the birth or adoption of a child, or to care for a family member with a serious illness, but Georgia does not have such a law for private employers. However, most Georgia employers with 50 or more employees will be covered by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
There are additional details on FMLA leave requirements.
Effective July 1, 2017, Georgia employers with 25 or more employees that provide paid sick leave to employees must also allow employees to use up to 5 days per year of that leave, once earned, to care for an immediate family member (G.C.A. 34-1-10.)
Additional information on this law is available.