Overview

Capital
Minsk
Currency
Belarusian Ruble
Date Format
dd/mm/yyyy

Taxes

Employer

Employer Payroll Tax

28.00%
Pension
6.00%
Health Insurance
34.00% Total Employment Cost
Employee

Employee Payroll Taxes

1.00%
Pension Fund
1.00% Total Employee Cost

Employee Income Tax

13%
Flat Rate
Employer Taxes
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST
China
Brazil
Belarus
Belarus
South Africa
Georgia
Macedonia
41.12%
36.8%
34%
34%
2%
2%
0%
Employee taxes
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST
Romania
Macedonia
Netherlands
Belarus
Georgia
Belarus
Ukraine
45%
28%
27.65%
1%
2%
1%
0%

Minimum Wage

General

The monthly minimum wage is 375BYR.

Minimum wage (per month)
$4000
$2491
$2391
$156
$36.80
$22
$2.33
Geneva
Australia
Luxembourg
Belarus
Angola
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST

Payroll

Payroll Cycle

Salaries are paid on monthly basis, usually at the beginning of the following month. Also, it is possible for the company to pay a part of the salary in advance, approximately 40% of the salary is paid in the mid of the current month.

13th Salary

13th salaries are not required but are established by collective agreements or employment contracts. Although it is not required, it is common for CFOs or logistic managers to receive 13th salaries.

Working Hours

General

Fulltime employment is considered 40 hours weekly, and 8 hours daily.

Overtime

Overtime should not exceed 12 hours daily, 10 hours weekly, and 180 hours annually. Time off is given in lieu of payment for overtime.

Leave

Paid Time Off

Employees are entitled to at least 24 paid vacation days.

Vacation days
Public holidays
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST
Brazil
Peru
Georgia
Belarus
Malaysia
China
Federal
30
13
43
30
12
42
24
17
41
24
9
33
8
6
14
5
7
12
10
10
Public Holidays

Belarus 9 non-working public holidays.

Sick Days

Employees receive 80% of their average daily earnings for he first 12 days of incapacity.

Maternity Leave

Current maternity leave in Belarus is:

  • 126 days’ paid maternity leave (140 days if there are medical complications or if two and more kids are born),
  • 3 years’ unpaid maternity leave during which time the job position must be kept open (the mother can resume work earlier if she wants to),
  • If another child is born during these 3 years, the maternity leave entitlement starts again.
PAID MATERNITY LEAVE (DAYS)
410
365
365
126
45
30
0
Bulgaria
Serbia
Albania
Belarus
United Arab Emirates
Tunisia
Federal
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST
Paternity Leave

Fathers can receive up to 14 days of unpaid leave in the first six months after the birth of a child.

Parental Leave

See paternity leave.

Termination

Termination Process

In Belarus, an employment contract can be terminated in the following circumstances:

  • Agreement by both parties
  • If the contract’s term expires except when neither of the parties wants the employment relations terminated.
  • If initiated by any party (the employer or employee).
  • If the employee agrees to be transferred to an elective position.
  • If the employee disagrees with moving to another location to follow the employer, if the employee disagrees with new labor conditions, anew owner, or re-organization of the company.
  • If circumstances independent of the will of the parties.
  • If the contract is terminated after a probationary period. However, it is difficult for employers to terminate employees, and they must provide valid reasoning. The notice period must be 2 months unless otherwise stated in agreement.
Notice Period

One month notice is required.

Severance Pay

Severance payments are determined in the employment contract but generally should amount to 2 weeks of the employee’s average salary.

Probation Period

Employers can establish a probationary period of up to 3 months. For early termination during the probationary period, a minimum of 3 days’ notice is required.

VAT

General

20% standard rate.

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