Hire and pay employees in

Ukraine, hassle-free

Hire and pay employees in Ukraine, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Ukraine. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

The average onboarding time frame in Ukraine is 5 days with Deel.


Ukrainian Hryvnia (UAH)



Official Language


Payroll Cycle


Onboard, pay and manage employees in Ukraine with Deel.

Usually, to hire in Ukraine, your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.

Deel lets you hire employees in Ukraine quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more. For your existing direct employees, we can manage your entire payroll operation from end-to-end.

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Minimum Wage Requirements

The minimum wage is UAH 6,500 per month from January 2022 onwards, and UAH 6,700 from October 2022 onwards.

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax rate is 18% in Ukraine. Income tax is calculated using a flat tax rate.

Payroll Cost

The employer cost is generally estimated at 22% of the employee salary.

  • Compulsory state social insurance - 22%
  • One-off Mandatory Wet Ink Employment Agreement Handling Fee - USD 80

Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours

Standard working hours are 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. The standard workweek is from Monday to Friday.

Maternity Leave

Female employees are entitled to 126 calendar days of maternity leave for the birth of 1 child without complications and 140 calendar days for the birth of 2 or more children, or if complications arose during birth. Employees who have adopted a newborn directly from the maternity ward are entitled to 56 calendar days of maternity leave. 
For the birth of 1 child without complications, 70 days must be taken before the expected date of delivery and 56 days after the birth. For the birth of 2 or more children, or if complications arose during birth, 70 days must be taken before the expected date of delivery and 70 days after the birth.
This leave is paid for by the Social Insurance Fund at 100% of the employee’s regular salary. The employee cannot extend leave.

Paternity Leave

In Ukraine, no law covers paternity leave. However, employees may be entitled to childcare leave.

Childcare Leave:
Employees with children under 3 years old are entitled to up to 3 years of paid Childcare Leave. This leave is paid by social security at a rate calculated as 41,280 UAH divided by 36 months. 
To be eligible for this leave, the employee must provide their employer with a birth certificate and confirmation that the other parent of the child did not take this type of leave at their place of work.

Parental Leave

In Ukraine, no law covers parental leave. However, employees may be entitled to maternity leave and paternity leave.

Sick Leave

Employees in Ukraine are entitled to sick leave based on the following criteria:
- Temporary disability: 4 months continuously from the date disability began
- Recurring disease: 5 months due to the same disease or its complications in the last 12 months
                                    Tuberculosis: within 10 months from the date of onset

Employees must have been employed for at least 6 months and contributed to the social insurance fund.
Sick leave is paid as follows:
1-5 days: paid at 100% of the employee’s regular salary by the employer
6+ days: paid at 50-100% of the employee’s regular salary by the Social Security Fund, based on the length of the employment insurance record

Employment insurance record Pay (% of salary)
Less than 3 years 50%
3 - 5 years 60%
5 - 8 years 70%
Above 8 years 100%

Termination Requirements

Terminations must respect complex rules and the rules of an employee’s employment country. The off-boarding is always handled by the Employer with the primary stakeholders. It may include ad-hoc fees as well as required or recommended steps on specific termination cases.

Terminations in Ukraine can be complex. There is no at-will termination in Ukraine for employers outside the probation period and termination must be done for just cause. Compliant terminations include:

  • Voluntarily by the employee
  • By mutual agreement
  • Unilaterally by the employer based on:
    • Probation period
    • Changes in the organization of production and labor
    • Appearance at work in a state of intoxication
    • Incompatibility of the employee to the position to which he was hired
    • Performance due to unsuitability for the job
    • Systematic non-fulfillment by the employee
    • Non-appearance for work for more than four months in a row due to temporary incapacity
  • By the expiration of the contract

Notice Period

The notice period is based on the grounds of dismissal.

  • By mutual agreement - no notice period
  • During probation period - 3 days of notice
  • Voluntarily by the employee - 14 days of notice
  • Unilaterally by the employer in cases of redundancy - 2 months of notice

Severance for Employees

Severance pay is paid if an employee is dismissed from work, not on his own initiative. The amount of severance pay is based on the circumstances of contract termination.

Case Severance pay
Refusal of the employee to transfer to work in another organization as well as the refusal of the employee to continue working due to changes in significant working conditions. 2. Employee’s incompatibility with position or work 3. Reinstatement of an employee who previously performed at the job 1-month salary
Conscription of an employee or owner 2 months’ salary
Violation by the owner or authorized body 3 months’ salary


Paid Time Off

Both full-time and part-time employees are entitled to a minimum of 24 days of paid time off (PTO) a year. PTO varies by type of employee:

  • Employees in the first or second category of disabled persons - 30 days of PTO
  • Employees in the third category of disabled persons - 26 days of PTO
  • Employees under the age of 18 - 31 days of PTO
  • Seasonal workers - proportional to time worked

PTO accrues monthly at 2 days per month. Employees are eligible to take PTO after 6 months of work.

Public Holidays

Ukraine celebrates 12 public holidays. National public holidays include:

  1. New Year
  2. Orthodox Christmas Day
  3. International Women's Day
  4. Labor Day
  5. Easter
  6. Victory Day over Nazism in World War II
  7. Trinity
  8. Constitution Day
  9. Day of Ukrainian Statehood
  10. Independence Day
  11. Defender’s Day
  12. Christmas



Onboarding takes 5 business days.

Employment Contract Details

Contracts must be in Ukrainian and can be bilingual. They must be in writing and signed by both parties.

A contract must include:

  • Place of work
  • Working hours
  • Break
  • Position
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Amount of remuneration
  • Validity

Probation Period

Probation periods are not mandatory. There is no minimum probation period. The maximum probation period for non-blue collar employees is 90 days (3 months). For blue collar employees, the maximum probation period is 1 month.

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