QUICK FACTS ABOUT UKRAINE
CURRENCY: Ukrainian Hrivnya (UAH)
PAYROLL FREQUENCY: Semi-Monthly
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Ukranian
SECONDARY LANGUAGE: Russian
LAST UPDATED: January 10, 2022
PAYROLL + TAXATION
In Ukraine, the payroll cycle is most commonly bi-weekly and runs twice a month between the 15th and 20th of each month and the 31st and 7th of the following month.
There are no provisions in the law regarding 13th salaries.
The employee income tax is a flat rate of 18%.
The employer cost is 22% for social contributions.
PAID TIME OFF
In Ukraine, the standard paid time off is 24 calendar days per year not including public holidays. Paid time off is calculated as 2 days per month.
UKRAINIAN NATIONAL HOLIDAYS
New Year’s Day
International Women’s Day
Orthodox Easter Sunday
Orthodox Easter Monday
Labor Day Holiday
Orthodox Whit Sunday
Orthodox Whit Monday
Catholic Christmas Day
Catholic Christmas Day Holiday
Employees are entitled to four months’ paid sick leave. The employer compensates the first five days of sick leave and the rest is compensated by the Social Insurance Fund.
Female employees are entitled to 70 days of maternity leave prior to the expected delivery date and 56 (sometimes 70) days after delivery. A woman is also entitled to partially paid leave until the child reaches 3 years of age.
There is no statutory paternity leave.
An employee is entitled up to 7 days for bereavement leave following the death of an immediate family member
Employees are entitled to paid study leave which is compensated by the employer. The length of the leave is dependent on the duration of the exam period.
After getting married, employees are entitled to 10 days off following their wedding.
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