Employees in Ukraine

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Working Conditions

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.

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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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