Think back to when you first started your company. Your most loyal employees helped build it into what it is today, and you need to find the same type of employees to help grow your new location. The best way to do so is by exceeding Belarus’ compensation laws and providing a strong benefit management plan to all employees.
Globalization Partners makes it easier to disperse compensation and benefits to employees. As a global PEO, we use our connections around the world to source top benefits and help companies stay compliant in new locations. When you choose Belarus benefit and compensation outsourcing with us, you can feel confident running your company while we take care of the rest.
Belarus Compensation Laws
The minimum wage as of 2021 in Belarus is 1,450 BYR a month, according to Belarus compensation laws. Employees typically work 40 hours a week and eight hours a day, and they cannot work more than 10 hours a week, 180 hours a year of overtime, or 12 hours a day. Instead of compensating overtime, many employers opt to give time off. However, you should compensate employees at 100% of their regular pay if you do pay for overtime.
Guaranteed Benefits to Provide
Every company expanding to Belarus must provide all benefits guaranteed by the government to stay compliant. You can start with paid time off for holidays and annual leave. Belarus celebrates nine annual holidays, and employees are also entitled to at least 24 business days off each year.
Another guaranteed benefit is 126 days of paid maternity leave for female employees. If they have medical complications or give birth to more than one child, they should get 140 days off. Female employees can also take three years of unpaid maternity leave, with their job secured for them when they return.
Dispersing Your Belarus Benefits
Once you’re ready to disperse your Belarus benefit management plan, you also need to think about additional benefits that employees may expect. While Belarus does not offer guaranteed bonuses, many consider the 13th-month bonus a gratuity. Belarus has a rapidly growing IT sector where employees often pay lower income taxes and receive higher salaries. If your company is joining this industry, you should provide Western-style benefits and perks to keep up with the competition.
Restrictions for Compensation and Benefits
Companies have two options during an expansion — they can establish their own subsidiary or work with a global PEO. The incorporation process can take weeks or months, and you can’t dole out compensation and benefits until you’re officially set up in the country. Working with a global PEO such as Globalization Partners will eliminate this step. We’ll act as the Employer of Record, using our existing subsidiary to help you start working faster.
Contact Globalization Partners Today
Globalization Partners offers Belarus compensation and benefits outsourcing to companies looking to expand to Belarus without the risk of breaking compliance or the stress of sourcing the right benefits. Contact us today to learn more and get started.