On Amendments to the Labor Code of the Kyrgyz Republic
According to the amendments introduced to the Labor Code of the Kyrgyz Republic by the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic dated December 23, 2022 N 123, now an employment contract can also be concluded in the form of an electronic document certified by an electronic signature (electronic labor contract).
Also, the Code is supplemented by norms regulating the work of employees performing remote work – the concept of remote work is defined, the features of concluding an employment contract with an employee, working hours and rest periods during remote work.
On Approval of the Regulations on the Procedure for Registration of Inspections of Business Entities Conducted by Law Enforcement Agencies and Tax Authorities
In order to eliminate unreasonable interference of state bodies in the activities of business entities, strengthen their legal protection, create a favorable business and investment environment, counteract the manifestation of corruption risks during inspections by law enforcement agencies and tax authorities, strengthen state discipline in the public administration system, by Decree of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic dated On December 7, 2022, PD No. 388 approved the Regulations, which establishes the procedure for registration by the prosecutor’s office of the Kyrgyz Republic of inspections of business entities carried out by law enforcement agencies and tax authorities within the framework of criminal procedure, tax legislation and legislation on operational-search activities, as well as the procedure for maintaining statistical records and control.
The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Kyrgyz Republic, in cooperation with the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic, was instructed to conduct an information and explanatory campaign throughout the republic on the established procedure for registering inspections of business entities and to ensure strict compliance with the requirements of the Regulation by state executive authorities.
The Decree does not apply to inspections conducted by law enforcement agencies and tax authorities scheduled before the Decree comes into force.
On accepting payments for state and municipal services in non-cash form
For the purposes of switching to non-cash payments and settlements, introducing digital payments, developing other tools for accepting payments, achieving transparency in money circulation and reducing the share of the shadow economy in the Kyrgyz Republic, protecting consumer rights, by Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic and the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic dated December 16, 2022 No. 680 /66-6 instructed state and municipal institutions that provide consumers with state and municipal services on a paid basis, by January 31, 2023, to take organizational measures in order to conclude agreements with commercial banks or payment organizations and install equipment designed to accept payments from using bank payment cards, electronic money, QR code, payment terminals and/or other tools.
On the adoption of the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On fire safety”
Adopted on December 13, 2022, the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic No. 118 “On Fire Safety” is aimed at protecting the life and health of citizens, property of individuals and legal entities from fires, defines a set of legal, organizational, economic, social, scientific and technical measures, educational measures, and as well as forces and means aimed at preventing and eliminating fires.
In connection with the adoption of this Law, the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Fire Safety” dated June 17, 1996 No. 22 was declared invalid.