The economy of Afghanistan has steadily improved in the last 2 decades due to the return of remittances from expats, modernization of the country’s agricultural sector, and the establishment of more trade routes with neighboring countries. However, Afghanistan is still considered as a poor country with high unemployment rate and heavily reliant on foreign aid. The Afghan government continues to work on the country’s infrastructure, housing, education and medical development, economic reform, as well as providing more job opportunities for its citizens.
Employers need to follow the strict employment guidelines set forth by the local authorities before they could employ in Afghanistan. This process can be time-consuming as the company first needs a legal entity in the country and it needs to manage payroll, tax, benefits and compliance.
Global payroll solutions make it easy to find and hire top talent in Afghanistan. With one seamless integration and local legal entity, we take care of the compliance matters so that you can start your globelizing plan immediately.
Afghanistan’s worker classification labour and tax laws distinguish between contractors and full timers. If the individual meets the legal definition of an employee but is classified as a contractor, your company will face penalties.
The labour law in Afghanistan specifies the prohibition of forced labour as well as employee rights to equal work for equal wage. The labour law also protects any discrimination in recruiting, payment, entitlements, profession, field or specialty and right to education. However, with the recent takeover by the Taliban, the validity of the labour law in place becomes questionable.
Nonetheless, Globelise will be able to help you navigate through the employment process and so that you will be able to offer a competitive and compliance offer to attract and retain your employees in Afghanistan.
The National Workers’ Union of Afghanistan (NUWA) existed as the labour body of Afghanistan from 1990 to 1992. Currently, there is no single body regulating collective bargaining mechanisms, strikes, or other organized industrial activities in the country.
Probation is optional in Afghanistan and cannot exceed 3 months.
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