The Belarusian government has increased the minimum wage employers must pay foreign nationals.

Key Points:

  • As of July 2022, the monthly minimum wage for foreign national highly qualified specialists increased from 7,197.45 BYN to 7,234.35 BYN.
  • Employers must pay other foreign workers at least 482.29 BYN.
  • The new wage levels are applicable to both pending and new visa and work permit applications.

Additional Information: Belarusian authorities continue to evaluate minimum wage levels and may adjust the minimum wage again in the coming months.

BAL Analysis: Businesses may see a slight increase in labor costs because of the new minimum wage. Employers should take the new wage minimums into account and adjust their budgets if necessary. BAL will provide updates on salary minimums for foreign workers as information becomes available.

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