Belarus – National Regulations in Employment Law


We, the International Labour and Employment Group of Rödl & Partner, are happy to advise you on labour law issues (individual and collective) as well as social security law issues on a global, regional and local level.


Below you will find basic information on national labour law provisions in Belarus.

Interview with Yurij Kazakevitch

Are there national and/or local collective agreements in the country that regulate labour relations?

Yes. Both national and local.


Are there different legal rules by department/canton?



Is there and what is the staff threshold above which the presence of staff representatives is mandatory?


Are trade unions present in the company?

Not compulsory.
But a trade union may be created if voted for by more than 10 employees.


 If applicable what is the applicable legal working time? 

40 hours a week. Different determination is possible depending on the type of work and/or employee's age.


Is there a minimum wage set by law/collective agreements (yes/no)? 

Yes. By the law and, if more favorable, by collective agreements.

What is the number of legal annual paid holidays?

24 calendar days paid holiday per year.

Existence of specific classification of employees according to their functions/responsibilities? 

Yes. By law.


Obligation to set up complementary social insurance schemes (mutual insurance/provident fund/pension)?

In addition to the compulsory social insurance schemes, employers сan also register employees with the social insurance scheme, covering health insurance and life insurance.

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