Belarus has a highly centralized economy and it ranks relatively well in areas including life expectancy, quality of education, and GDP per capita. Belarus experienced impressive economic growth during 2003–13 and an increase in household income among the bottom 40% of the population. However, economic growth has slowed down in recent years due to the exhaustion of the capacity of capital accumulation to drive economic growth, the decline of the energy subsidies, as well as the rise in public debt. The country is currently transitioning towards less economic dependence on oil processing and an expansion in unemployment support.
Employers need to follow the strict employment guidelines set forth by the local authorities before they could employ in Belarus. 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.
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Belarus’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.
Employment relationships in Belarus are governed by the country’s labour code, which states the rules for the regulation of individual and collective labour relations, specific regulations regarding several categories of workers, responsibilities of workers and employers and the supervision and enforcement of labour legislation. The regulations are often updated, and the most recent addition to the code covers the approach employers must take with regards to remote work.
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 Belarus.
The Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus (FTUB) is the national trade union centre in Belarus. Trade unions in Belarus are designed to help Belarus stay competitive and workers remain employable. They work with the local authorities to tackle issues such as promotion of fair and progressive employment practices, flexible wage system, among other labour-related issues. Employees may seek their unions for help when they feel that they are unfairly treated or have been non-compliant with their employment terms.
Probation is optional in Belarus and the maximum probation period is 3 months.
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