Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Belarus
Belarusian Ruble (BYN)
Monthly or Semi-monthly
GDP per Capita
34.10% - 35%
The landlocked country of Belarus is a developing one, which ranks 53rd position in the recent Human Development Index. The country has a very low unemployment rate at only 0.5%. The major industries contributing for economic growth are mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, agriculture, food, and textiles. The country holds trade relations with most European union member countries.
Major economic hubs:
Minsk, Mogilev, Vitebsk, Brest, Barysaw
Skills in demand:
IT, marketing, mechanical engineering skills, chemical engineering jobs.
The top local universities in Belarus are as follows
The following table provides salary data for some common jobs in Belarus with average annual salaries:
|Job Title||Average Monthly Salary (BYN)||Average Monthly Salary (USD)|
|Business Development Manager||4,870||1,929|
|Developers and Programmers||2,830||1,121|
The payroll cycle followed is monthly, or semi-monthly Employees are paid at the beginning of every following month. Also, part payment of 40% by the middle of a month and the rest amount paid in the upcoming month is also found in practice.
As of January 2023, the national minimum wage in Belarus is 554 BYN per month.
It is regulated at 200% of the standard salary. Also, the overtime per week is restricted to not more than 10 hours weekly and 180 hours annually.
There is no statutory law for 13th-month pay bonuses in Belarus.
Employers have to make the following contributions to every employee they maintain.
|Contribution||Employer payroll tax|
|Insurance for work-related injuries and occupational illnesses||0.10% to 1%|
Every employee is entitled to a monthly salary, from which the following contributions will be made.
|Contributed to||Employee Payroll Tax|
Belarus levies a flat rate of 13% as an individual income tax rate.
The standard VAT rate in Belarus is 20%.
Offboarding & Termination
An employment contract can be canceled in Belarus during the following circumstances:
A minimum of 1-month notice is required to leave the employment upon the employee’s wish. It will be finalized based on the employment contract. In the case of fixed-term employment, no notice period is allowed.
A minimum of two weeks’ pay of the average salary is usually considered the severance pay in Belarus. Again, this, too is stipulated by the employment agreement.
Visa and Immigration
To reside and work in Belarus, foreign nationals need a long-term visa. The important documents to work long-term in Belarus include:
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