Employees in Ukraine
- Opening Hours
- Legal Weekly Duration
- 44 hours for services and trade and 48 hours for industry.
- Maximum Duration
- It is possible to go over the 40 hours a week for some professions: 44 hours for services and shops and 48 hours for industry. 120 hours per year of overtime is the limit, except in certain categories (managers and other).
- Working Rest Day
- Saturday and Sunday are the weekly days of rest.
- Paid Annual Vacation
- The Ukranians have a right to 24 days of paid vacation per year, plus 13 days public holidays, which are not working days.
- Retirement Age
- 55 for women and 60 for men.
- Child Labor and Minimum Age For Employment
- The minimum working age is 17 years.
The Cost of Labor
- Minimum Wage
- 669 UAH (84 USD). It should be noted that salaries have to be paid twice a month: half the salary every two weeks.
- Average Wage
- Average monthly gross earnings in Ukraine is UAH 2,083 (USD 268).
- Other Forms of Pay
- Pay For Overtime
- In theory, overtime work can only be imposed in a "case of emergency". Overtime, (not more than 120 hours per year) is paid double.
- Pay For Rest Days Worked
- If the employee works during a day of rest, he is paid double.
- Pay For Night Hours
The night shift is remunerated according to the current collective convention and cannot be below the 120% of the daily rate.
For more information, refer to the report on the Regulation of Labor and Employment in the Ukraine published by the Volkov Koziakov & Partners.
- Pay For Overtime at Night
- Night overtime is paid double.
Social Security Costs
- The Areas Covered
- Accidents, illnesses, retirement, death, disability, maternity, medical care, family and child benefits and unemployment benefits.
- Contributions Paid By the Employer: 47.5 %.
Contributions Paid By the Employee: 1.5 %.
- Competent Organization
Ministry of Labour and social Policy
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