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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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OBLIGATION TO INFORM MIGRATION AUTHORITIES ABOUT FOREIGNERS' TRAVEL IN KAZAKHSTAN: Requirements and

January 2018 - Employment. Legal Developments by AEQUITAS.

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Larissa Yemelyanova, Senior Associate, AEQUITAS Law Firm LLP

Foreigners entering Kazakhstan must register in a timely fashion.  Afterwards, as a rule, the foreigners are free to travel in the Kazakhstan territory.

EMPLOYER TIPS: KEY OBLIGATIONS IN DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT

July 2017 - Employment. Legal Developments by AEQUITAS.

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EMPLOYER TIPS: KEY OBLIGATIONS IN DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT

Alexandr Chumachenko, Associate, AEQUITAS

It is indubitably a universal knowledge that persons with disabilities, as a socially vulnerable stratum, need special treatment and special attitude.  Kazakhstan, like many other countries, legislatively provides for the key guidelines to give the disabled a special attitude of society and ensure the minimum guarantees to which they are entitled.  The state is also establishing special requirements to, and conditions of, disability labor, however, in practice, not all employers know their corresponding obligations.  This is why we are going to dwell on the key legislative requirements relating to disability labor.

REMEDY AGAINST TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT

Mr. Nurzhan Stamkulov, Ms. Dina Bektemirova

Kazakhstan legal framework provides a legal protection for owners of intellectual property. This article focuses on trademark infringement and legal actions available to protect brands.

PROBLEMS IN KAZAKHSTAN PENSION SYSTEM

Mr. Alzhan Stamkulov, partner

Synergy Partners Law Firm

State Pension Fund. Kazakhstan made a state monopoly on managing pension assets in 2013. Prior that reform about dozens of private pension funds in Kazakhstan that had been a major driver for a local stock market and finance. Nowadays JSC United Pension Fund accumulates all pension contributions and manages all pension assets; however, its revenues are negative. JSC United Pension Fund (JSC UPF) is fully owned state company.

Corporate Governance Problems in Kazakhstan

By Alzhan Stamkulov, partner, Synergy Partners Law Firm. In the course of our (Synergy Partners Law Firm) corporate law practice, we conducted legal due diligence in relation to more than 15 different Kazakhstani companies of different sectors, both large and medium-sized. Our experience helped us to identify some common problems in corporate governance. These problems can be observed by financiers, accountants and managers, but we would like to share these observations as professional corporate lawyers.

SPECIFICS OF REMOTE LABOR LEGISLATION AND APPLICATION PRACTICE IN KAZAKHSTAN AND RUSSIA

April 2017 - Employment. Legal Developments by AEQUITAS.

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Remote work has already got popular with lawyers, translators, IT specialists, etc. It brings a host of advantages to both employees and employers. Employees can enjoy a more flexible work regime, combining labor and personal duties, and employers, in turn, can cut expenses associated with the lease of premises and organization of workplaces.  SPECIFICS OF REMOTE LABOR LEGISLATION AND APPLICATION PRACTICE IN KAZAKHSTAN AND RUSSIA

REMOTE WORK: ISSUES AND PARTICULARS OF LEGAL REGULATION IN KAZAKHSTAN AND ABROAD

December 2016 - Employment. Legal Developments by AEQUITAS.

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Yekaterina Khamidullina, Associate, AEQUITAS Law Firm

The era of globalization and information systems development brings about new non-standard forms of employment designed to meet the modern society needs.  One of such new and flexible forms of employment is "remote work" that has already been legislatively secured in most countries of the world.

On Gifts, Courtesies and Other Business Amenities

September 2016 - Crime. Legal Developments by AEQUITAS.

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Nurlan Sholanov Partner, AEQUITAS Law Firm

On Gifts, Courtesies and Other Business Amenities

Kazakhstan is known as a hospitable and generous country. Indeed, there exist ancient cultural traditions thanks to which the country deserves such epithets. According to dictionaries, hospitality and generosity have such common features as a special kind of warm welcome that is associated with the ability to provide selfless assistance to others, often manifested in gifts. In turn, a gift is an item or a benefit which the "gift-giver voluntarily and gratuitously presents into full ownership in order to afford pleasure or use to the gift recipient". [1]

Conciliation Commission: a Relic of the Past or an Effective Tool to Resolve Labor Disputes?

August 2016 - Employment. Legal Developments by AEQUITAS.

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Conciliation Commission: a Relic of the Past or an Effective Tool to Resolve Labor Disputes?

Alexandr Chumachenko, Associate, AEQUITAS Law Firm LLP

On 1 January 2016, Kazakhstan enacted its new Labor Code, which, among other things, altered the procedure for the review and settlement of individual labor disputes.  Now, before going to court, the employer and the employee must have their individual labor dispute reviewed by a special body – conciliation commission.

LEASED LABOR IN KAZAKHSTAN: HAS THE NEW LABOR CODE LEGALIZED IT?

July 2016 - Employment. Legal Developments by AEQUITAS.

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Yuliya Chumachenko, Partner, AEQUITAS Law Firm

LEASED LABOR [1] IN KAZAKHSTAN: HAS THE NEW LABOR CODE LEGALIZED IT?

"Legislative activity is like old age – it moves slowly and looks suspiciously at everything." - [A. F. Koni]

As business globalizes, different forms of the leased or so-called atypical labor are going increasingly popular, which cannot be neglected.  Whilst not disapproving of this phenomenon in principle, Kazakhstan's labor law, unfortunately, does not always flexibly respond to messages from economy.  This is normal athough, as any law is essentially conservative.

There exist several different options of leased labor: outstaffing, outsourcing, etc.  The most popular type of leased labor is the so-called secondment – temporary transfer of employees by an employer to another employer.

[1] In Russian "zayomnyi trud" also translated as "outsourced employment" or "agency employment."

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