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Uruguay EOR & PEO

SALARY PAYMENT IN Uruguayan Peso (UYU, $, U$)

CONTRACT LANGUAGES Spanish / English

PAYROLL TAX 12.625%

PAYROLL CYCLE Monthly

TIME TO HIRE 24 hours

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Hire in Uruguay

Horizons ensures day-to-day guidance to help your business navigate Uruguay labor laws and regulations. Horizons also ensures Uruguay payroll is processed on time, and that taxes are withheld as required. As the Uruguay 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 Uruguay Tax Office.  Partnering with our Uruguay EOR is the quickest and most cost-effective way to enter the Uruguay market.

Note, a Uruguay Employer of Record is also known as a Uruguay Professional Employer Organization (PEO).

Facts & Stats

EOR Platform

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EOR Cost

Our Uruguay EOR solution is the most affordable on the market.

Time-to-hire

Fast onboarding in Uruguay, hire in as little as 24 hours.

Contracts

We draft labor contracts compliant with Uruguay labor law.

Local Benefits

We administer all mandatory benefits and contributions in Uruguay.

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Employment Laws

Employment contracts in Uruguay

When hiring employees in Uruguay, we strongly recommend that you put a written employment contract in place. Contracts should include any relevant details of the employment agreement, be written in Spanish, and use the Uruguayan peso as currency.

Fixed-term
Probationary period3 months, unless otherwise stated in writing
Termination notice period1 week + the time until the next payday
Severance1 month’s salary per year of service, maximum 6 months’ salary
Indefinite
Probationary period3 months, unless otherwise stated in writing
Termination notice period1 week + the time until the next payday
Severance1 month’s salary per year of service, maximum 6 months’ salary

Working hours in Uruguay

The standard working week for employees in Uruguay is 48 hours spread across five days of work.

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Public holidays in Uruguay

There are several national holidays in Uruguay, for which most employees receive the day off work:

Uruguay has a range of national public holidays that are celebrated annually. In 2024 these holidays are:

DateHoliday name
1 Jan MondayNew Year’s Day
1 May WednesdayLabor Day / May Day
18 Jul ThursdayConstitution Day
25 Aug SundayIndependence Day
25 Dec WednesdayChristmas Day

Uruguay vacation leave

Employees in Uruguay are entitled to at least 20 days of paid leave annually.

Sick leave in Uruguay

Employees in Uruguay can receive paid sick leave after the fourth day of absence.

In order for employees to receive the full wages due to them, workers must present a valid medical certificate from a certified doctor to their employer.

Maternity and paternity leave in Uruguay

Female employees in Uruguay are entitled to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave. Male employees are entitled to 10 days of paid paternity leave.

Employee severance and terminations in Uruguay

There is no legally mandated minimum notice period for terminations in Uruguay, but it is good practice to offer one. Severance payments usually equal one month of salary for every year with an employer, up to six months of pay in total.

Taxation in Uruguay

The income tax system in Uruguay is progressive, with rates of between 0% and 36% depending on income level.

The corporate tax rate in Uruguay is generally 25%.

Health coverage in Uruguay

There is a social healthcare system in Uruguay, but employers also regularly offer private medical insurance as a benefit of employment.

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Compensation & Benefits

Compensation Laws in Uruguay

The minimum wage in Uruguay is 22,268 UYU per month for full-time employees.

Benefit management in Uruguay

Building a benefits system for your Uruguayan workforce can be difficult and complicated to navigate if you are not familiar with the country, its customs, and its employment laws. To set it up independently, it can take several weeks and potentially lead to unexpected delays.

At Horizons, we specialize in running the setup and management of Uruguayan employee benefits systems so you don’t have to. We’ll take care of everything, using our knowledge and experience to ensure you are compliant and ready to hire in Uruguay.

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FAQs

Generally speaking, the terms “Uruguay PEO” and “Uruguay EOR” are used interchangeably.

An EOR in Uruguay can feasibly hire both local and foreign nationals to work in Uruguay.

However, the ability of Horizons to sponsor your foreign national employee in Uruguay 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’ Uruguay EOR 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 Uruguay.

It is possible to get a work visa in Uruguay. 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 Uruguay are limited, however—get started today to secure your employees’ visa spot.

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