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Employer of Record Services (EOR)in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan, known for its natural beauty and emerging tech industry, offers a growing pool of skilled talent. However, navigating the local labor laws and regulations can be a daunting task for businesses looking to expand into this market. Truss, as your Employer of Record (EOR), streamlines the hiring process in Kyrgyzstan. We handle all aspects of employment, including recruitment, onboarding, payroll, benefits administration, and ensuring full compliance with local laws. This allows your company to tap into the Kyrgyzstani workforce without the administrative burden, minimizing risk and maximizing growth opportunities.

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Quick Facts About Kyrgyzstan

1
US Dollar
=
84.64
Kyrgyzstani Som (KGS)
*revised May 28, 2024
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Payroll + Taxation

PAYROLL CYCLE

In Kyrgyzstan, must be processed on a bi-monthly basis, with an intervale between payments not to exceed one month.

There is no legal requirement for a thirteenth-month payment in Kyrgyzstan. Employers may choose to offer bonuses or additional compensation at their discretion.

INCOME TAX

Employee income tax in Kyrgyzstan is a flat rate of 10%.

EMPLOYER COST

Employers in Kyrgyzstan contribute 17.25% of an employee’s gross salary to social security, covering pension, medical insurance, and healthcare funds.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Minimum Wage + Working Hours

MINIMUM WAGE

The national minimum wage in Kyrgyzstan is 2,460 KGS per month.

WORKING HOURS + OVERTIME

The standard workweek in Kyrgyzstan is 40 hours, usually spread over five days. Some industries may have a six-day workweek with shorter daily hours.

Employers may request overtime, but employees do not have to accept. Overtime compensation is typically 150% of the regular hourly rate for the first two hours and 200% for overtime beyond that.

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Paid Time Off

Employees in Kyrgyzstan are entitled to a minimum of 28 calendar days of paid annual leave. Leave entitlements can increase based on years of service.

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KYRGYZSTAN NATIONAL HOLIDAYS 2024
  • January 1 New Year’s Day
  • January 7 Orthodox Christmas
  • February 23 Defender of the Fatherland Day
  • March 8 Int’l Women’s Day
  • March 21 Nowruz Holiday
  • April 7 People’s Revolution Day
  • April 10 Oraza Ait
  • May 1 Labor Day
  • May 5 Constitution Day
  • May 9 Victory Day
  • June 28 Kurman Ait
  • August 31 Independence Day
  • November 7-8 Days of History and Remembrance of Ancestors
SICK LEAVE

Employees are entitled to paid sick leave after presenting a medical certificate for workdays missed due to illness. The amount of sick pay varies depending on the employee’s length of service and is outlined in the Labor Code and social insurance regulations.

PATERNITY LEAVE

There is no statutory provision for paternity leave in Kyrgyzstan.

OTHER LEAVE

Unpaid leave may be granted for specific reasons like education, personal matters, or military service. The specific terms and duration of unpaid leave should be agreed upon between the employer and employee.

MATERNITY LEAVE

Female employees in Kyrgyzstan are entitled to maternity leave, typically divided into prenatal and postnatal periods. The specific duration and benefits are governed by the Labor Code and social insurance regulations.

NOTICE + PROCESS

Termination

TERMINATION PROCESS

The termination process in Kyrgyzstan is governed by the Labor Code and the employment contract. Notice periods and severance pay entitlements vary depending on the circumstances and the reason for termination.

NOTICE PERIOD

For indefinite contracts in Kyrgyzstan, the employer’s notice period varies. In cases of redundancy or company restructuring, the notice is one month for less than a year of service, two months for one to five years, and three months for five or more. For other terminations specified in the Labor Code, a written notice detailing the reason is required, but no specific timeframe is mandated. However, providing reasonable notice is considered good practice.

SEVERANCE PAY

Severance pay is typically required in cases of redundancy or employer-initiated termination without cause. The amount of severance pay depends on the employee’s length of service and salary.

PROBATION PERIOD

Employment contracts can include a probationary period, usually lasting up to three months. During this period, either the employer or the employee can terminate the contract with shorter notice than would typically be required.

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