Explore our EOR&PEO services in UKRAINE

As your Ukraine EOR, we would support your growth by contracting personnel and handling their payment without establishing a local branch office or subsidiary.


In compliance with regional labor laws, your individual is employed by an Ukraine PEO and can be onboarded in days as opposed to the usual months. Your new employee will start working for you soon, similarly to the rest of your team.

Ukraine EOR
The Heart of Eastern Europe
Ukraine PEO

Country Overview

Ukraine, located in the heart of Eastern Europe and occupying a land area of 603,700 square kilometers, is the second largest country in Europe after Russia. It is divided into 24 provinces (oblasts) and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, with Kyiv as its capital and the largest city. Ukrainian is the official language, and the currency is the hryvnia (UAH). Ukraine’s population was estimated at 41 million people as of the beginning of 2022.


It’s Europe’s land of wide, fertile agricultural plains, with large pockets of heavy industry in the east.

General Information

  • Population: ~41.000.000


  • Capital City: Kyiv (population: ~2.800.000)


  • GDP: ~$155 billions


  • GDP per capita: ~$3.726
  • Currency: Ukrainian Hryvna (UAH)


  • Unemployment: ~10.6%


  • Employer Taxes: 22%


  • Employee Taxes: 18% + 1.5%


Employment contracts in Ukraine

Can be permanent and fixed-term with possible extension for another period. After the 2nd extension the contract will get indefinite. Acvian’s Ukraine PEO or Ukraine EOR is able to provide a  solution of how to extend fixed-term contracts several times.


  • Can be bilingual, however Ukrainian will prevail.


  • Shall be signed in person; e-signature is not allowed.


  • Backdated agreement is not possible.


Employees can be onboarded within one business day if all documents are provided in time (passport, id, additional statements).

Probation period in Ukraine

The probationary period is typically between one-three months. It is not mandatory, however it will secure employers from severance payment in case of dismissal during the probation period.

Working hours in Ukraine

The standard amount of working time for workers cannot exceed 40 hours per week.

Vacation days in Ukraine

Employees are entitled to a minimum of 24 calendar days of paid annual leave after six consecutive months of employment with the employer. After the expiration of this six-month period, employees can take paid annual leave. 


The vacation allowance is measured based on the average daily salary of the employee. For the purposes of the vacation allowance, the average daily wage is measured on the basis of the employee’s compensation for the preceding 12 months (or any other applicable period), divided by the number of calendar days during the 12-month period (days of statutory holidays and days of unpaid leave are not included).

Sick leave in Ukraine

Employees are entitled to sick leave in the event of sickness or accident, provided that the certificate of sick leave (or other document) from the medical institution confirms the illness or injury. For the first five days of sick leave, an employer must pay the allowance at the same rate as the daily wage.


After the sixth day, compensation is paid by the Social Security Fund of Ukraine.

Wages and Salary Payment in Ukraine

Employees in Ukraine are entitled to the standard minimum wage, which is modified every year.


From January 2022, the minimum wage will be 6500 UAH gross per month.


The salary in Ukraine is payable to workers twice a month (advance payment + salary) with an interval of no more than 16 days between payments.

Public Holidays in Ukraine

There are 11 public holidays a year. Public holidays are paid and not included in the minimum annual holiday entitlement.

Employer Taxes in Ukraine

From January 2022 SSC (Social Security Contribution) 22% with a CAP of 100,500 UAH (15 times the minimum wage level of 6700 UAH). It means that the maximum of SSC is 22%*100,500 UAH = 22,110.00 UAH. For the monthly gross salaries, lower than 100,500 UAH, 22% of the gross amount will apply.

Employee Taxes in Ukraine

Personal Income Tax: 18%


Military Tax: 1.5%

Notice Period in Ukraine

The general notice period for termination of a permanent employment agreement by an employee is two weeks.


When parties agree to a mutual termination, no notice period applies.

Termination / Severance in Ukraine

Depending on the reason for termination (dismissal, redundancy etc.), Ukraine EOR employees may have the right to a statutory severance payment from one to three monthly average salaries.

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