Hire employees in Uruguay, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in

Uruguay

. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

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Hire employees in Uruguay No entity needed.

Usually, to hire in

Uruguay

,  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. 

Uruguay

also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in

Uruguay

quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.

All the necessary benefits for Uruguay built right in

Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in

Uruguay

within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.

Social Security
Worker Compensation Insurance
Public Health Insurance
Pension
Guarantee Fund

Quick Overview

Currency: Uruguayan Peso - UYU

Capital: Montevideo

Official language: Spanish

Payroll Cycle: Monthly

Statutory Holidays

Paid time off

Employees are entitled to 20 working days of paid time off.

Paid holidays

Uruguay celebrates 16 public holidays. However, 6 of those celebrations are non-working public holidays. Some of them are:

  • New Year's Day
  • Presidential Assumption Day
  • Labor Day
  • Constitution Swear Day
  • Independence Day
  • Christmas' Day

General Taxation

Individual Income Tax

In Uruguay, income tax ranges up to 36% of the employee's salary.

Employer Cost

Employer cost range is 9% of the employee's salary.

Additional information

Employment Contract Details

Contracts must be in Spanish and can be bilingual. The agreement should include information such as category, salary, working hours, trial period, termination date or undefined, confidentiality, obligation to keep personal information updated.

Probation Period

Maximum probation period is 90 days and is not mandatory.

Minimum Wage Requirements

The minimum salary may vary according to the activity. However, the minimum wage at the national level is UYU 17,930. For software activities the minimum wage is UYU 36,180.

Maximum working hours and overtime

Standard business hours are 8 hours a day with a work week Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week.

Overtime is paid at a double rate

Parental Leave

Maternity leave: employees have the right to take a 100-day maternity leave. During this time, the salary will be covered by the BPS National Health Insurance in its entirety. Leave should start 42 days before birth, but can be delayed until 2 weeks before birth if a medical certificate is presented and if there has been no absence due to medical reasons within the period of pregnancy.

Paternity leave: employees are entitled to 13 working days of paternity leave. The first 3 days will be covered in full by the employer. From the 4th day until the 13th day, it will be covered by the National Health Insurance BPS. The leave must be taken from the day the baby is born.

Additionally, there is a 'new-born' care leave that can be used by any of the parents, where employees work half time until the 6th month. Half of the salary is borne by the employer and the other half by BPS.

Sick leave

In case of sick leave, the employee will receive 70% of his salary from the 4th day and will be covered by the National Health Insurance BPS. The first 3 days the employee is not entitled to receive a salary unless the sick leave includes hospitalization. The sick leave is unlimited.

Bonuses

Employees are entitled to a 13th salary and will receive it as 2 additional payments made in June and December. Employees will also be entitled to a 14th salary of approximately paid out when the employee takes their yearly vacation.

Termination requirements for employees

In case of resignation the employee must notify the company by email. The company will prepare the final payment and the termination of the contract is informed to the BPS.

In case of dismissal, the employer will notify by email  the employee and prepare the final payment. Payment term is 10 days, and the termination of the contract is informed to the BPS up to 3 days after.

Severance in Uruguay is mandatory. If the termination of contract corresponds to a dismissal. The amount is determined by the employee’s seniority in the company: it corresponds to pay the equivalent to everything generated in a month of work for each year or fraction with a maximum of 6 months

Notice Period

Notice period is not mandatory and will depend on what is agreed by both parties.

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