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Hire employees in Ukraine. No entity needed.

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.

Ukraine also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in Ukraine quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.

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Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Ukraine within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.


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    Quick Overview

    • Currency: Ukrainian hryvnia
    • Capital: Kyiv
    • Official language: Ukrainian
    • Payroll cycle: Bi-Monthly

    Statutory Holidays

    Paid Time Off

    Standard paid time off is 24 calendar days per year and does not includes public holidays. Paid time off is calculated as 2 days per month.

    Public Holidays

    Ukraine celebrates 11 national holidays.

    • New Year's day
    • Orthodox Christmas Day
    • International Women's Day
    • Orthodox Easter
    • Orthodox Easter
    • Victory Day over Nazism in World War II
    • Trinity Day
    • Constitution Day
    • Independence Day of Ukraine
    • Ukraine Defender Day
    • Christmas Day

    General Taxation

    Individual Income Tax

    In Ukraine, income tax range is 20% of the employee's salary.

    Employer Cost

    Employer cost is approximately 22% of the employee's salary.

    Additional information

    Employment contract details

    All documents required during the onboarding must be presented to the local authorities. Bilingual contracts are allowed and recommended.

    Probation Period

    There is not a minimum for probationary period, however the maximum probationary period is 3 months. Deel's standard is 3 months.

    Maximum working hours and overtime

    Standard working hours are 8 hours per day, and 40 hours per week from Monday to Friday.


    Overtime is paid as a double rate.

    Minimum wage

    The minimum salary in Ukraine is UAH 6,000 and in December will increase to UAH 6,500.

    Parental Leave

    • Maternity leave: employees are entitled to 70 calendar days before the birth and 56 calendar days after the child is born. Payment is fully done by the Social Insurance Fund (state fund).
    • Paternity leave: employees are entitled to 14 calendar days of leave to take on the first 3 months since the birth of the child. Payment is fully done by the Social Insurance Fund (state fund).

    Sick Leave

    Employees are entitled to sick leave and the period will depend on the authorities. First 5 days of sick leave must be paid by the employer. After the 5th day, the Social Insurance Fund will be responsible for the payment.

    Termination requirements for employees

    For terminations, a decision regarding dismissal must be made in the form of a written order, signed by the company or a representative. The employee is to be provided with a copy of the dismissal order and his/her labour book on the last day of his employment. Contracts might be terminated with clause or without clause. Is not usually allowed to terminate a contract if the employee is on annual leave or sick leave.

    Severance: is a cash benefit to an employee who is dismissed from work not on his own initiative, which is paid by the employer. The amount of severance pay depends on the circumstances under which the employment contract is terminated and the amount of the employee's average earnings or his specific earnings in the two-week period before dismissal.

    Notice Period

    Standard notice period is 2 weeks for both sides unless the employer needs to terminate the agreement with clause. During probation period, notice period is 3 days.

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