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Capital City

Hryvnia (Fr)


EET (GMT +2)

Employment Cost


Annual Leave

24 days

In-demand Specialties*
Ferrous Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering, Electricity

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Ukraine

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Ukraine

Employing in Ukraine requires employers to own a legal entity in the country and manage payroll, tax, benefits and compliance through their own in-country resources. Grow your team in Ukraine with our Employer of Record solution, ensuring streamlined, compliant business expansion with no entity.

Playroll allows you to hire employee's in Ukraine quickly, easily and we even automate tax document collection, benefits, payroll and more.

Good To Know

Ukraine, one of the largest countries in Europe, spans approximately 231,000 square miles (600,000 km) and accommodates a population of 40 million.

Renowned as "Europe's bread basket," Ukraine places significant emphasis on agriculture. Boasting fertile soil, which constitutes about a third of Europe's total arable land, the country stands as the world's leading exporter of wheat.

The key driver of Ukraine's economic growth is private domestic consumption. Recent years have witnessed a surge in retail sales, attributed to the upward trajectory of local wages and remittances from Ukrainians employed overseas.

Over the past few years, Ukraine's Information Technology (IT) sector has experienced notable expansion, fueled in part by a growing number of graduates from tech universities and colleges. Additionally, there has been an rise in job opportunities within the transportation sector.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Ukraine

When hiring in Ukraine, written employment contracts in Ukrainian are mandatory for both fixed and indefinite terms. The labour law distinguishes between employment agreements, commonly used, and more flexible employment contracts, limited by law. The only formal requirement in employment agreements is specifying probation periods.

Probationary Period in Ukraine

The probation period for an employee is determined by their job role. Non-qualified employees have a probation period of 1 month, while specialists and managers undergo a 3-month probation period.

Working hours in Ukraine

In Ukraine, the standard work week consists of 40 hours spread across 5 days. Alternatively, employers have the option to implement a 6-day workweek with a duration of 7 hours per day.

Overtime in Ukraine

Overtime in Ukraine is compensated at 200% of the regular hourly rate for hours beyond the standard 40-hour workweek, with a maximum of 4 hours in two consecutive days and not exceeding 120 hours yearly. Certain groups are restricted from overtime, while consent is required for others, and in specific cases, overtime may be mandatory to address production disruptions.

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Ukraine

Ukraine has a robust and complex payroll and tax system, and as an employer, it pays to understand payroll process basics.

1 January - 31 December

Fiscal Year in Ukraine

1 January - 31 December is the 12-month accounting period that businesses in Ukraine use for financial and tax reporting purposes.

Payroll Cycle in Ukraine

The payroll cycle in Ukraine is usually semi-monthly, with employees being paid between the 15th and 20th of each month.
41.875 UAH p/h

Minimum Wage in Ukraine

The minimum wage for employees in Ukraine is typically 41.875 UAH per hour, amounting to ~6,700 UAH per month for a typical 40 hour work week.

Minimum wages and salaries in Ukraine

The minimum wage in Ukraine is 6,700 UAH per month.

Bonus Payments in Ukraine

Ukranian law does not include provisions for 13th salaries.

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Ukraine

Understanding the tax obligations for both employers and employees is crucial when operating in Ukraine's business landscape. This section explains how taxes and statutory fees affect payroll and individual earnings in Ukraine.

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 22% on top of the employee salary in Ukraine.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Ukraine, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around 0.6%.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

In Ukraine, the individual income tax rate is a flat 18%, calculated uniformly across all income levels.

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Ukraine

In Ukraine, the old-age pension is granted to men at 60 with 35 years of coverage, and women at 60 with 30 years of coverage. Hero-mothers with 5 or more children can retire at 50, along with specific caregiving roles or Chernobyl accident contributors. Partial or deferred pensions are also possible under specific conditions.

The tax-related information provided in this guide is intended for general guidance and informational purposes only. Reach out to our dedicated team for insights on remote hiring in Ukraine tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Ukraine

When it comes to terminating employment in Ukraine, understanding the legal obligations regarding severance pay and contributions is essential. Below is a detailed overview of the key considerations for both employers and employees.

Termination Process

In Ukraine, at-will terminations are not permitted beyond the probation period. Termination must be justified and based on specific scenarios, such as:

  • Voluntary employee resignation
  • Mutual agreement
  • Unilateral decision by the employer (e.g., probation period, changes in production or labour organisation, intoxication at work, incompatibility with the position, unsuitability for the job, systemic non-fulfillment, or absence from work for over 4 months due to temporary incapacity)
  • Contract expiration

Notice Period

The notice period for termination varies depending on the initiator:

  • Employer-initiated termination – 2 months’ notice
  • Employee-initiated termination – 14 days written notice
  • Mutual agreement – no notice period

Severance Pay

In Ukraine, the severance payment amounts to one month's salary for every 2 years of employment.

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Ukraine

The annual leave entitlement in Ukraine is 24 days for a full time worker. These can include public holidays on top of that or within those days, which would otherwise be unpaid.

Public Holidays in Ukraine

The following are the 10 recognised holidays in Ukraine in a calendar year:

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Ukraine

Maternity Leave in Ukraine

Paternity Leave in Ukraine

Sick Leave in Ukraine

Parental Leave In Ukraine

Ukraine's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Ukraine

Playroll is committed to providing tailored, competitive benefits packages that are designed not only to attract but also retain top talent worldwide. Our global team of benefits experts build custom local packages to ensure your employees in Ukraine's needs are met. Typically our packages contain some or all of the following benefits.

Health Insurance
Pension or 401k
Life and Disability Insurance
Vision Insurance
Dental Insurance
Discounts & Perks

Playroll Supplementary Benefits For Employment In Ukraine

Make your benefits package in Ukraine a talent magnet with Playroll's local plans. We offer benefits that are compliant, comprehensive, and flexible — all at competitive rates. Speak with our local territory experts to explore the localized benefits we can offer you, while you scale your team.

Statutory benefits for employment in Ukraine

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Ukraine

At Playroll we're all about empowering employees to work anywhere, making mobility possible for global teams. We sponsor visas and hire the employee for you, so you don’t have to worry about payroll, taxes, and more.

It's important to note, visa support can be complicated. There are many variables that affect whether sponsorship is possible, including one’s nationality, education, marital status, and the immigration policy for the country in question.

Unfortunately, this means we can’t support visas everywhere - with that being said, we handle the entire visa process in-house, and dig into your situation to give you an overview of what to expect if we're able to help with visa sponsorship in Ukraine.

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