Kyrgyzstan is a mountainous landlocked country located in Central Asia, the mountainous region of the Tian Shan covers more than 80% of the country. It’s bordered by Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and China. Kyrgyzstan is a developing country with a transition economy that is heavily dependent on deposits of gold, coal, and uranium.
The minimum wage in Kyrgyzstan is around KGS 1,970 per month, and the standard working week is 40 hours at 8 hours per day. Overtime is paid at around 150% of the salary.
Pregnant employees are entitled to 136 days of paid maternity leave, normally beginning 70 days before the due date and lasting 56 days after delivery. This leave is paid for by social insurance.
Parents and close relatives of a newborn can take 36 months of unpaid leave after a child’s birth. Employees can either take a total break from work, work part time, or from work from home.
Employees are entitled to paid sick leave, determined in their employment contracts.
There are 11 national holidays in Kyrgyzstan, and employees are entitled to 4 weeks of paid leave each year.
Employment contracts can be terminated by either the employer or employee if there is just cause (such as dishonesty, negligence, fraud, or other work-related offenses).
A written notice of termination is required from the employer at least 1 month before the termination, or 2 weeks before if the employee is being terminated due to health reasons or insufficient qualifications.
If an employee has been dismissed unfairly, they are entitled to a severance of up to 12 months of wages.
★ 15% - Pension Fund
★ 2.25% - Social Contributions
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