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Employers need to contribute 22% of the wages to social security.
Employees pay 0.6% into the state fund for unemployment benefits.
Income tax is levied at 18% to all incomes received as salary and other benefits under the employee and civil service agreements. This rate also applies to passive income such as dividends, royalties, interests etc. There is also an additional temporary 1.5% of military tax being levied on personal income until the reformation of the Ukrainian Military Forces is completed.
The minimum wage in Ukraine is UAH 36.11 per hour and 6000 UAH per month.
Workers are paid twice a month with an interval between payments not exceeding 16 days (advance payment and final salary payment).
13th month salary
Ukraine does not require a 13th month bonus.
The general working hours as per law in Ukraine is 40 hours a week, which is essentially 8 hours for 5 days a week.
Any hours exceeding the regular 40 working hours a week is considered overtime and should get paid at 100% over an employee’s normal salary. The maximum number of hours an employee can overwork in a day is two.
There are a total of 21 public holidays in Ukraine. The list of public holidays can be found here.
The allowed minimum amount of annual leave for each employee in Ukraine is 24 calendar days. However, it is higher in the following cases:
Employees are entitled to sick leave and are given benefits based on the duration of their employment -
A female employee is entitled to 70 days of maternity leave before the expected delivery date and between 56-70 days after delivery. She is also allowed to take a partially paid leave until her child reaches the age of 3 years.
There is no paternity leave offered.
The contract can be terminated by the employee in the following cases:
The contract can be terminated by the employer in the following cases:
Notice period for an employee is two weeks when an employee terminates their permanent employment.
The severance pay given is usually one months salary. However, it may extend to three months if an employee is leaving due to the employer breaking the contract or Ukrainian Labour Laws.
Generally, probation periods in Ukraine are three months.