Belarus offers both a contributory based and state-guaranteed pension to its citizens. Pension contributions are made each month through social insurance contributions. Employer contributions are taken at a rate of 28% of the employee’s gross salary and a further 1% is contributed by the employee.
The retirement age in Belarus is 63 for men and 58 years for women.
Employees are entitled to sick leave pay upon presentation of a medical certificate. Remuneration for non-worked days due to sickness will be paid in the month following receipt of the medical certificate. Sick leave is funded by Social Security in Belarus.
The first 12 days of sick leave are paid at a rate of 80% of the employee’s average daily salary. From the thirteenth day, sick leave is paid at a rate of 100% of the average daily salary.
The minimum pay for full time workers should not be lower than BYN 400 per month.
Maternity & Paternity
Employees are entitled to 126 days of paid maternity leave following the birth of a child. This is increased to 140 days for multiple births and in the case of medical complications.
Paternity leave of up to 14 days can be taken within the first six months after the child is born.
Either parent may take up to three years’ unpaid maternity leave, during which time their position must remain secure until her return. Whilst on parental leave, the employee will be entitled to a government-funded allowance equal to 35% of the national average wage. The maternity entitlement is renewed if the employee has another child during this time.