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Capital City

Uzbekistani Som (Sʻ)


UZT (GMT +5)

Employment Cost


Annual Leave

15 days

In-demand Specialties*
It & Software Development, Marketing, Technical Support

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Uzbekistan

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Uzbekistan

Employing in Uzbekistan 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 Uzbekistan with our Employer of Record solution, ensuring streamlined, compliant business expansion with no entity.

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

Good To Know

Labor costs in Uzbekistan are generally lower compared to many Western countries. This can lead to significant cost savings for businesses, especially when hiring skilled professionals.

Many professionals in Uzbekistan are fluent in English and other languages, making communication with international teams smooth.

Uzbekistan boasts a diverse and talented workforce with individuals skilled in various fields, including IT, engineering, design, and customer service.

Uzbekistan is emerging as a hub for tech talent. The country has a growing number of IT professionals with expertise in software development, data science, and other tech-related fields.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Uzbekistan

The employment relationships in Uzbekistan are governed by the Labour Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan, enacted in 1996. An employment contract in Uzbekistan should include the following key elements:

  • Employee personal information
  • Nature and Duration of Employment
  • Salary and Payment Details
  • Contractual Terms

Probationary Period in Uzbekistan

The probationary period for regular employees is limited to three months in Uzbekistan. For key positions such as heads of organizations, their deputies, chief accountants, and heads of distinct divisions within organizations, the probationary period is extended to six months.

Working hours in Uzbekistan

Regular working hours is set at a maximum of 40 hours. For a six-day workweek, the daily working duration must not surpass seven hours, while for a five-day workweek, it is limited to eight hours per day.

Overtime in Uzbekistan

Employees can work up to four extra hours for two days in a row and up to 120 hours in a year. Overtime pay, set at 200% of the regular pay, applies for hours beyond the standard 40 hours per week.

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan 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 Uzbekistan

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

Payroll Cycle in Uzbekistan

The payroll cycle in Uzbekistan is usually monthly, with employees being paid by the last day of the month.
6,125 UZS p/h

Minimum Wage in Uzbekistan

The minimum wage for employees in Uzbekistan is typically 6,125 UZS per hour, amounting to ~980,000 UZS per month for a typical 40 hour work week.

Minimum wages and salaries in Uzbekistan

The national minimum wage in Uzbekistan stands at 980,000 UZS.

Bonus Payments in Uzbekistan

In Uzbekistan, the labour code does not include a mandatory provision for a 13th-month pay.

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Uzbekistan

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

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 12.10% on top of the employee salary in Uzbekistan.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Uzbekistan, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around 6%.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

The income tax in Uzbekistan is levied at a flat rate of 12%.

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Uzbekistan

Employers contribute 12% to the Unified Social Fund and 0.1% to Individual Pension Accounts. Workers can receive an old-age pension if they are men aged 60 with at least 25 years of service or women aged 55 with at least 20 years of service. Some workers may qualify for a pension at a reduced age or with less service time, depending on their category.

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 Uzbekistan tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Uzbekistan

When it comes to terminating employment in Uzbekistan, 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

The termination process in Uzbekistan depends on the employment or collective agreement, the type of contract, and the reason for termination. Economic layoffs or terminations due to long-term disability require approval from the Employee Insurance Agency (UWV). Here are the grounds for which an employer can terminate a contract:

Notice Period

In Uzbekistan, the notice period for termination varies based on the reason:

Severance Pay

Severance pay in Uzbekistan, under the new code, is determined based on the length of service with the employer and cannot be less than the average monthly wage. The severance pay rates are as follows:

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Uzbekistan

The annual leave entitlement in Uzbekistan is 15 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 Uzbekistan

The local government annually decides whether holidays that fall on the weekend will be forfeited or shifted to a working day. Religious holidays, which are determined by the lunar cycle, are labeled as 'tentative' until their confirmation closer to the holiday date.

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Uzbekistan

Maternity Leave in Uzbekistan

Paternity Leave in Uzbekistan

Sick Leave in Uzbekistan

Adoption Leave

Parental Leave In Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Uzbekistan

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 Uzbekistan'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 Uzbekistan

Make your benefits package in Uzbekistan 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 Uzbekistan

Insured employees in Uzbekistan, along with their families in relevant situations, receive various benefits financed by state social insurance funds. These include:

  • Support for temporary disability
  • Pregnancy and childbirth benefits for women
  • Childbirth benefits
  • State pensions addressing old age, disability, and survivors

Playroll allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Uzbekistan within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard. If you'd like specific information about our benefits packages in Uzbekistan create an account or contact our global expansion team, today.

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Uzbekistan

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 Uzbekistan.

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