Kyrgyzstan: Young workers are prohibited to work overtime, on weekends or at night

As of 15 January 2017, employers are prohibited to send young workers (i.e those below 18 years of age) on business trips or to make them work overtime or at night. In addition, young workers must not work on weekends or during public holidays. This requirement excludes “creative” workers, those employed by mass media, theaters or concert organisations, provided that one of the worker’s parents or guardians has given their written consent and that the relevant state educational authority has also given its consent.


The law imposing this amendment was signed on 30 December 2016. 


Law: On amending the Labour Code of the Kyrgyz Republic No. 228 of 30 December 2016