Labor Code of Uzbekistan adopted 21.12.1995 (last amended on 22.12.2010) is the main labor document, which regulates labor relations between employers and employees in
5- day (40 hours) business week— 8-hour working day and 7-hour pre-holiday working days;
6- day (40 hours) business week— 7-hour working days and 5-hour pre-day off workdays as well as 6 hour pre-holiday workdays(in case of Saturday - 4 hours);
36 hours business week— 6 hour working day and 5 hour pre-holiday workdays.Holidays (non-business) days in 2012:
1 January New Year Day;
8 March International Women's Day;21 March Nauruz Holiday;
9 May Remembrance Day;
19 August Ramazan Hait (Eid ul-Fitr);
1 September Independence Day of the
1 October Teachers' Day;
26* October Kurban Hait (Eid ul-Adha);
8 December Constitution Day of the
*) The dates of Ramazon Hayit (Eid al-Fitr) and Qurbon Hayit (Eid al-Adha) can be moved for one day.
For recruitment of the workers needed the businesses may contact specialized human resource agencies, which maintain databaseson vacancies and quotes for workers of different areas. The wages asked in many cases exceeds market (effective) rates by 20 percent.Recruitment fee is on average 50% of the estimated monthly income of the worker. No upfront fee is charged. The fee is paid afteractual commencement of work by the worker. Recruitment agencies undertake the responsibilty to replace a staff within 3 monthstarting from commencement of the employment (base warranty term - 30 days since the employment).
1.For individual income taxation purposes the amount of MW is treated as cumulative total from beginning of the year (total of minimum monthly wages for each month of the respective period since beginning of the year).
2.Mandatory monthly contributions to Individual Retirement Account in amount of 1 percent of the assessed individual income tax are deductible from the latter.
3. Foreign individuals are subject to taxation in the
For instance, individual income of a staff with monthly wage of UZS 1 000 000would equal:
Individual income tax=(1000000 - (10õ62920)) õ 0.22 + (5õ62920õ 0.9)+(5õ 62920õ 0.16) = 81576 + 28314 + 50336 = 160226 UZS.
Recruitment of Foreign Workforce in
A foreign citizen can work in
Permit is issued by the Agency for External Labor Migration (http://www.migration.uz/).
Permits are issued to the Uzbek legal entities, companies with foreign investments operating in
The employer submits the following documents to the Agency in order to obtain the permit:
- Draft contract or other documents, which confirm preliminary agreement with foreign citizens or foreign firms about their intention and conditions for recruitment of expatriate workers;
- Expat worker application with a photo;
- Bank record on payment for processing and issuing a permit and other documents required at the demand of the Agency;
- HIV-negative certificate.
Permit issued for one year, labor contract is extended with endorsement of the parties based on the aforementioned documents submitted by the employer up to expiry of the labor contract.
Fee of up to 10 MMW is charged for the permit (confirmation) and its extension
According to the Annex 8 to the Resolution 1675 of the President of Uzbekistan dated 30.12.2010