Payroll and HR
Administration in Belarus
Belarus – Payroll and HR administration services
Hiring and onboarding employees in Belarus
Onboarding ProcessLike in many post-soviet countries in Belarus, employee onboarding is quite a formalized and regulated process. Onboarding in Belarus need to follow the following steps:
Probation PeriodIt is not mandatory to include the trial period, and if it is not mentioned in the employment agreement, it is not applied. The maximum probation period that can be included in the employment agreement is three months. The probation period cannot be applied to the following categories of employees:
Health and Safety
The employer must ensure for the workforce such working conditions that are comfortable and safe. Requirements for work conditions are contained in the “Labor Protection Law” of Belarus. Following the requirements mitigates the risks of damage to the health and safety of the people.
Work permits and Visas in Belarus
Visa TypesThere are different types of Visas to enter Belarus. There are following classification of the visas:
Work PermitForeign citizens can be employed in Belarus only if they are granted a work permit, and they have a signed labor contract. A work permit is obtained by the company that plans to hire foreign citizens.
Working hours and leaves in Belarus
Working hours and overtimeThe workweek is fixed at 40 working hours. An employee can have a five- or six-day workweek. Working over 40 hours is considered overtime. The amount of overtime should not exceed 180 hours per year and 10 hours per week. The total length of regular workday hours plus overtime cannot exceed 12 hours.
Vacation leaveThe Labor Code guarantees the annual vacation leave. It also guarantees the position and the pay for the term of the vacation. Annually employees are eligible for the 24 days of paid vacation leave. Sometimes an employee can take up to 3 days of their vacation days in the form of paid benefit. Vacation compensation is prepaid at least for the two days ahead and calculated as an average salary for the past working year.
Sick leaveMedical institutions in Belarus issue a sick leave certificate for the entire period of temporary disability up to recovery or the establishment of disability, but not more than 120 calendar days continuously for sickness or injury or not more than 150 calendar days with breaks for the last 12 months.
Maternity and paternity leaveMaternity leave in Belarus takes from 126 up to 140 days. Depending on the pregnancy, and the birth of the child proceeded.
Belarusian Holidays in 2020
Remuneration & Benefits in Belarus
Employee termination and severance in Belarus
Payroll related taxes in Belarus
Employee taxesEmployees are paying Personal Income Tax of 13% and social Pension fund contribution of 1%.
Employers are paying to two funds: