Hire and pay employees in
Kazakhstan, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Kazakhstan. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

The average onboarding time frame in Kazakhstan is 7 days with Deel.

Currency

Kazakhstani Tenge

Capital

Astana

Official Language

Kazakh and Russian

Payroll Cycle

Monthly

Onboard, pay and manage employees in Kazakhstan with Deel.

Usually, to hire in Kazakhstan, your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.

Deel lets you hire employees in Kazakhstan quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more. For your existing direct employees, we can manage your entire payroll operation from end-to-end.

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All the necessary benefits for Kazakhstan
built right in

Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Kazakhstan within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.

  • Pension
  • Work Accident Insurance
  • Private Healthcare - Allianz (optional)

Our quickstart guide to hiring in Kazakhstan

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Minimum Wage Requirements

The minimum wage is KZT 85,000 per month.

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax is a flat rate of 10%.

Payroll Cost

The employer cost is generally estimated at 18% of the employee's salary.

  • Social security: 3.50%
  • Social tax: 9.50%
  • Medical insurance: 3.0%
  • Pension contribution: 5.0%
  • Employer liability insurance: 0.49%
  • Accident insurance: 0.29%
  • Obligatory Pension: 2%

*Contributions have limits, therefore percentages may vary.

Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours

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

Overtime payment is mandatory. Hours outside of standard work hours are considered overtime. Employees can work a maximum of 2 hours of overtime a day and 12 hours over a month. For additional hours, employees are paid 150% of the hourly rate.

Maternity Leave

Employees are entitled to 126 days of paid leave. 70 days must be taken before the child's birth. The employee will receive 100% of the salary during this period, and the employer will be responsible for this pay.

Depending on the location of the employee, maternity leave can be extended to 160 days of paid leave.

Paternity Leave

There is no paternity leave currently required by law.

Parental Leave

Employees are entitled to 3 calendar years of parental leave. Both parents can decide how to distribute the time off, which should be taken after paternity and maternity leave. Either parent can take parental leave. This leave is unpaid

Sick Leave

Employees are entitled to paid sick leave for up to 3 days. Employees’ pay will vary depending on their daily pay. Sick leave is paid by the employer.

Termination Requirements

Terminations in Kazakstan are complex. There is no at-will termination in Kazakstan for employers outside the probation period and termination must be done for just cause.

Compliant terminations include:

  • Voluntarily by the employee
  • By mutual agreement
  • Unilaterally by the employer based on:
    • probation period
    • objective grounds
    • disciplinary dismissal
    • performance due to unsuitability for the job
  • By the expiration of the contract

Notice Period

The minimum notice period is 30 days and will be increased if agreed upon between the employee and employer.

Severance for Employees

In Kazakstan, all employees who are terminated are entitled to severance pay. Severance pay is 30 days of salary.

Paid Time Off

Both full-time and part-time employees are entitled to 24 working days of paid time off (PTO) a year. PTO accrues monthly at 2 days per month.

Public Holidays

Kazakhstan celebrates 16 National Holidays. National public holidays include:

  • New Year's Day
  • New Year Holiday
  • New Year Holiday
  • Orthodox Christmas Day
  • International Women's Day
  • Nauryz Holiday
  • Kazakhstan People Solidarity Day
  • Kazakhstan People Solidarity Day Holiday
  • Defender's Day
  • Victory Day
  • Defender's Day Holiday
  • Capital City Day
  • Kurban Ait
  • Constitution Day
  • First President Day
  • Independence Day (2 days)

Onboarding

Onboarding takes 7 business days. Documents must be completed at least 1 day before the start date.

Employment Contract Details

Contracts must be in Kazakh, and Russian and can be trilingual. They must be in writing and signed by both parties.

A contract must include:

  • Parties’ details
  • Employee’s position
  • Place of work
  • Term of agreement
  • Start date
  • Working hours and leisure time
  • Salary
  • Working conditions
  • Employer’s duties and responsibilities
  • Employee’s duties and responsibilities
  • Termination terms
  • Date and number of agreement

Probation Period

Probation periods are mandatory. The minimum period is 30 days and the maximum probation period is 90 days.
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Hiring in Kazakhstan, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Kazakhstan with our EOR solution. If you have an entity, our Global Payroll solution takes care of payroll and compliance for your direct employees. Our 250+ in-house experts handle everything from managing local laws, complex tax systems, or your payroll in Kazakhstan and 150+ countries.

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Management fee

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