The terminology mostly used in international practice such as outsourcing of employees, out-staffing, employee or labor dispatch are all defined as “provision of workforce” under the Tax Code of Azerbaijan. However, neither the Employment Code nor Civil Code provides further regulation regarding outsourcing in Azerbaijan. Therefore, outsourcing services and out-staffing services in Azerbaijan are among non-regulated areas.
As in international practice, many businesses in Azerbaijan use outsourcing (out-staffing) of employees due to its advantages. This shall not be considered as a temporary solution of employment issues; indeed, many foreign-owned companies operating in Azerbaijan have been obtaining outsourcing services for many years, not only at the initial stages of business, and even after it has grown and keeps operations.
It must be noted that such employment format based on outsourcing requires deep knowledge of local contract law and practice. The contract on outsourcing services requires lawyer review in order to regulate mutual matters and terms. Moreover, in practice, legal support would be needed in case of tax audit of the company providing outsourcing services as well the client – in order to explain the business model and the reason of not having employment agreement with the employee directly if the business has operations in Azerbaijan. This shall not create an impression of having employees worked for the company without employment agreement – which is prohibited and harshly punished by law.
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