Hire employees in

Belarus, hassle-free

Hire employees in Belarus, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Belarus. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

The average onboarding time frame in Belarus is 5 days with Deel.

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Currency

BYN

Capital

Minsk

Official Language

Belarusian and Russian

Payroll Cycle

Bi-monthly

Hire employees in Belarus. No entity needed.

Usually, to hire in Belarus, your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.

Belarus also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in Belarus quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.

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Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Belarus within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.

  • Workers Compensation Insurance
  • Private Healthcare - Unisure (optional)

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Minimum Wage Requirements

The minimum wage is BYN 457 per month.

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax rate is 13%. Income tax is calculated using a flat rate.

Employer Cost

The employer cost is generally estimated at 35% of the employee salary.

  • Social welfare fund - Social security - 6%
  • Social welfare fund - Pension - 28%
  • Injury Insurance - 0.6%
  • Bank commission for transferring to employee's card - 0.5%

Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours

Standard working hours are 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. The standard workweek is from Monday to Friday.

Maternity Leave

Pregnant employees, who have worked for a minimum of 6 months with the same employer, are entitled to 126 calendar days of paid leave. This increases to 140 calendar days in cases of complicated childbirth or birth of 2 or more children. The employee will receive 100% of their average salary during this period.

If the employer has 15 or more employees, this leave is paid by the employer. If the employer has less than 15 employees then this leave is paid by social security.

The employee can extend leave through parental (childcare) leave.

Paternity Leave

There is no paternity leave currently required by law.

Parental Leave

Employees are entitled to 3 years of parental leave until the child turns 3 years old. Either parent can take parental leave and both can decide how to distribute the time off. They will receive a childcare leave allowance that is set by law. The allowance for the first child is BYN 539.56, and for subsequent children is BYN 693.72.

If the employer has 15 or more employees, this leave is paid by the employer. If the employer has less than 15 employees then this leave is paid by social security.

Women can start working full-time before the 3 years, but they will lose part of their allowance.

Sick Leave

Employees are entitled to paid sick leave for up to 120 calendar days. This leave is paid by the employer and then deducted from the employer’s monthly payments to the State Social Welfare Fund. Leave is paid at different rates depending on the length of sick leave:

Period Pay (% of base salary)
First 12 days 80%
Day 13 to 120 100%

Termination Requirements

Terminations in Belarus can be complex. There is no at-will termination in Belarus for employers, outside of the probation period, and termination must be done for just cause.

Compliant terminations include:

  • Voluntarily by the employee
  • By mutual agreement
  • Unilaterally by the employer based on:
    • Probation period
    • Staff reduction
    • Liquidation of the organization
    • Inconsistency of the employee with the position
    • Inconsistency with the work performed due to the state of health
    • Inadequacy of the employee for the position held due to insufficient qualifications
    • Non-fulfillment of labor duties by an employee without good reason
    • Gross violation of labor duties by an employee, recognized as such in accordance with legislative acts
  • By the expiration of the contract

Notice Period

Notice will depend on the reason for termination.

  • Mutual agreement - no notice period
  • An employment contract is concluded and dismissal is at the employee’s request - 1 month notice period
  • Early termination of the contract by the employer - 1 month notice period
  • Liquidation of the company - 2 months’ notice period

Severance for Employees

In Belarus, severance pay depends on the cause for termination.

Cause Amount of Severance Pay
Early termination of the contract by the employer 3 months salary
Early termination of contract due to liquidation of the company 3 months salary
Termination of contract due to circumstances beyond the control of both parties (e.g. conscription of an employee for military service, reinstatement at work of an employee who previously performed this work, etc.) No compensation

Paid Time Off

Both full-time and part-time employees are entitled to 25 days of paid time off (PTO) a year. PTO accrues monthly at 2 days per month. Part-time employees accrue PTO at a pro-rata rate to hours worked.

Public Holidays

Belarus celebrates 9 national holidays. National holidays include:

  1. New Year
  2. Nativity of Christ (Orthodox Christmas)
  3. Women's Day
  4. Radunitsa
  5. Labor Day
  6. Victory Day
  7. Independence Day
  8. October Revolution Day
  9. Catholic Christmas

Onboarding

Onboarding takes 5 business days.

Employment Contract Details

Contracts must be in Russian or Belarusian and can be bilingual. They must be in writing and signed by both parties.

A contract must include:

  • Details of the organization and the employee
  • Position
  • Date of admission
  • Terms of work
  • Working hours
  • Salary
  • Bonuses
  • Number of vacation days
  • Rights and obligations of the employer
  • Rights and obligations of the employee

Probation Period

Probation periods are not mandatory. There is no minimum probation period. The maximum probation period is 3 months.
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