Kazakhstan– 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 Kazakhstan.

Interview with Korlan Alikhanova

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

No. Only (labour) collective agreements entered between the representative of the employees and the employer.

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. Trade unions can be created by employees voluntarily and require the state registration.

If applicable what is the applicable legal working time?  

40 hours a week. Alternatives working time organization are possible (for example flexible working hours,  part-time work, shift work).

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

Yes. By national law.

What is the number of legal annual paid holidays?

At least 24 days paid holiday a year (counted from Monday to Friday), excluding public holidays.

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

Yes. By law (Classificator of professions) and by labor and collective agreements and employer acts.


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

Yes.Obligatory social insurance and accident insurance.
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