Hire Employees & Contractors


Compliantly hire your distributed team members in


Person working on laptop

Hiring in


isn't so simple. Borderless can help.

To hire new employees in


, your business must have a local legal entity or an Employer of Record like Borderless in place already. Then there’s the management of local employment compliance, taxes, benefits, payroll, and more. Hiring contractors poses similar challenges.

Borderless handles all of that for you, so you can focus on getting to work with your new team member in


while staying fully compliant with local laws and compliance.

Primary Language

Belarusian & Russian


Belarusian ruble (Br, BYN)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

9 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index

$$$$ (14 of 139 nations)

Statutory Leave

24 days

Sick Leave

Up to 120 days

Maternity Leave

Up to 140 days

Important: Risks of misclassification

In many countries like


, the treatment of employees and contractors is different. If you misclassify a new team member, you could be subjected to penalties and fines. Let Borderless get this right for you, so you don’t have to worry.

Payment Information

Minimum Wage

BYN 400 per month.

Overtime Pay

Standard working hours are 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. The standard workweek is from Monday to Friday.

Additional Pay

There is no additional pay detail for Belarus.

Payroll Cycle

For all Borderless customers, employee payments will be made in equal bi-monthly installments, payable in arrears.

Employer Costs & Taxes

  • 28% - Pension
  • 6% - Health Insurance

Employee Costs & Taxes

  • 1% - Pension Fund
  • 13% - Income Tax

Employment Information

Termination Process

Belarusian employers are required to provide reasons for termination to employees which can include the employee's behavior at work, business-related economic reasons, and/or the employee's ability to perform duties at work effectively.

Additional termination clauses must be included in the contract between the employee and the employer. The contract must include clauses addressing the following scenarios, as well as what happens when the contract's term expires.

Termination types:

  • By mutual consent
  • The term of the fixed-term contract naturally expires.
  • The employee agrees to be transferred to a new and different position.
  • The employee is opposed to relocating to a new workplace.
  • The employee is dissatisfied with the company's new labor conditions or reorganization (often relevant in the event of an acquisition)

If an employer terminates an employment contract after a probationary period, the employer must provide a valid and just reason. Unless otherwise specified in an agreement, the notice period must be at least two months.

Notice period

Employers in Belarus must provide at least one month's notice. Three months is the maximum notice period that can be established.

Probation Period

The maximum probation period in Belarus is three months. A minimum of three days' notice is required for early termination during the probationary period.

Severance Details

The details of severance pay are usually specified in the employment contract. In most cases, a default minimum of two weeks of the employee's average salary is used.

Benefits of working in a country abroad

Borderless Benefits Packages in


When the world is your competition, it pays to incentivize new hires and existing alike. Borderless benefits packages typically include:

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Contributions

Learn how to hire quickly and easily in


Book your demo of Borderless to help you hire, pay, and take care of new employees and contractors in 170+ countries.

Book a demo