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Ukraine PEO &
Employer of Record

SALARY PAYMENT IN Ukrainian Hryvnia (UAH, ₴)

CONTRACT LANGUAGES Ukrainian / English

PAYROLL TAX 22.00%

PAYROLL CYCLE Monthly

TIME TO HIRE 24 hours

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Hire in Ukraine

Horizons ensures day-to-day guidance to help your business navigate Ukraine labor laws and regulations. Horizons also ensures Ukraine payroll is processed on time, and that taxes are withheld as required. As the Ukraine Employer of Record, Horizons is responsible for employee income tax withholding, payment of payroll taxes to state authorities, and submission of tax returns to the Ukraine Tax Office.  Partnering with our Ukraine PEO is the quickest and most cost-effective way to enter the Ukraine market.

Facts & Stats

PEO Platform Hire in Ukraine, and pay employees through our platform or app. PEO Cost Our Ukraine PEO solution is the most affordable on the market. Time-to-hire Fast onboarding in Ukraine, hire in as little as 24 hours.
Contracts We draft labor contracts compliant with Ukrainian labor law. Local Benefits We administer all mandatory benefits and contributions in Ukraine. 185+ Countries It doesn’t stop with Ukraine — we are an international PEO
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Employment Laws

Employment contracts in Ukraine

It is not strictly a legal requirement, but we always recommend that you provide your employees in Ukraine with a formal contract of employment, with all necessary details of the employment agreement such as wage/salary, maternity leave allowance, sick leave, expected working hours, and so on. It should also be written in Ukrainian and use the Ukrainian hryvnia currency.
Fixed-term
Probationary period3 months (standard practice)
Termination notice period2 months
Severance

1 month salary per year of service

At conclusion of contract: no severance

Indefinite
Probationary period3 months (standard practice)
Termination notice period2 months
Severance1 month salary per year of service

 

Working hours in Ukraine

A normal working week in Ukraine is 40 hours, and eight hours per day. Any hours worked beyond this should be compensated at 200% of normal pay, and workers should not work more than two hours of overtime per day, or 120 hours per year.

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Vacation leave in Ukraine

Workers in Ukraine are legally entitled to a minimum of 24 days of paid leave per year. This allowance is increased by three days for some employees, such as those over the age of 55 or disabled workers. Additionally, all workers can take up to seven days of leave for special circumstances such as a death in the family.

Sick leave in Ukraine

Employees in Ukraine are legally entitled to take sick leave from work with compensation depending on length of service. Workers with under five years of service receive 60% of pay, then 80% for between five and eight years of service, and 100% for more than eight years of service.

Parental leave in Ukraine

Women can take 70 days of paid maternity leave before giving birth. They are then generally entitled to another 56 days of leave after giving birth, and additional leave at a reduced rate of pay for the first three years of the child’s life. Fathers are not legally entitled to any paternity leave, but some employers may choose to offer it.

Terminations and severance in Ukraine

Employers in Ukraine can terminate employees in certain circumstances, such as by mutual agreement, but terminations can be very difficult if there is no ‘proper cause’. In these situations, we strongly advise enlisting the help of a legal professional to simplify the process and potentially avoid large payouts.

Usually, employees are given severance payments equivalent to one month of salary or more.

Taxation in Ukraine

Employers are legally required to contribute 34.7% of salaries as a Unified Social Tax, which covers various social programs.

Income tax in Ukraine is set at 18%.

The corporate tax rate in Ukraine is 18%.

Health coverage in Ukraine

There is public healthcare in Ukraine, but the standards can be low relative to more developed countries. For this reason, many employers choose to offer private health insurance to their employees.

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Compensation & Benefits

Compensation laws in Ukraine

As of April 2024, the minimum wage in Ukraine is 7100 – 8000 UAH per month.

Benefit management in Ukraine

Managing your benefits packages as an employer in Ukraine may include setting up things like private health insurance, supplementary parental leave payments, a company car, and so on.

Setting up and running a benefits system for your Ukrainian employees can be difficult as a foreign company, and you will need to be familiar with the country’s procedures and relevant regulations. The process can take a long time to establish, so we advise getting professional advice if you are unsure.

Horizons can simplify your Ukraine benefits management, with our Ukraine experts setting up and managing everything for you and helping you focus on a successful expansion operation.

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FAQs

A Ukraine PEO and a Ukraine EOR are two types of companies which specialize in providing human resources services to businesses in Ukraine.

The main difference between a Ukraine PEO and a Ukraine EOR is in the scope of their services.

Ukraine PEOs provide a full range of HR services, including payroll, benefits administration, and employee recruiting—all under one roof as a co-employer. Engaging a Ukraine PEO is essentially outsourcing your HR duties in Ukraine.

Ukraine EORs actually take over as the legal employer of your employees based abroad. Ukraine EORs become responsible for labor compliance for your employees in Ukraine.

At Horizons, we offer both PEO and EOR services in Ukraine. Get in touch now and let us know what service you are seeking.

A PEO in Ukraine can feasibly hire both local and foreign nationals to work in Ukraine.

However, the ability of Horizons to sponsor your foreign national employee in Ukraine may be limited due to visa quotas practiced in many countries.

Contact us with your requirements and our Global Mobility team with review the case and get back to you within 2 business days.

In most cases, Horizons’ Ukraine PEO can hire & onboard your employee within 24 hours. The actual start date of the employee will depend on their notice period obligation to their previous employer as well as any relevant hiring rules in Ukraine.

It is possible to get a work visa in Ukraine. Horizons’ Global Mobility team is a dedicated team of work visa experts. They assess the details of each case to determine feasibility and costs before Horizons applies for the work visa on behalf of your employee. If the Global Mobility team determines that your case is feasible, the process is smooth and transparent. Visa spots in Ukraine are limited, however—get started today to secure your employees’ visa spot.