Remote’s guide to employing in

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Make employment in Uganda easy. Let us handle payroll, benefits, taxes, compliance, and even stock options for your team in Uganda, all in one easy-to-use platform.

Services available in this country:
Employer of Record ProductContractor Management
  • Capital City


  • Currency

    Ugandan shilling (Sh, UGX)

  • Languages

    English and Swahili

  • Population size


Services available in this country:
Employer of Record ProductContractor Management

Facts & Stats

  • Capital City


  • Currency

    Ugandan shilling (Sh, UGX)

  • Languages

    English and Swahili

  • Population size


  • Ease of doing business


  • Cost of living index


  • Payroll frequency


  • VAT - standard rate


  • GDP - real growth rate

    2.9% (2020)

Uganda is famous for its cultural diversity, inredible wildlife, mineral wealth, and rich biodiversity. Uganda is a landlocked country in the East of Africa and it is home to the world’s largest primate population, 1,066 bird species, and massive wildlife reserves that draw over 1.25 million visitors to the pearl of Africa every year.

The country’s capital city of Kampala is a burgeoning African metropolis with an array of modern skyscrapers contrasting with areas of more traditional huts and high-density village life. The capital is a feast for the eyes with a chaotic mix of intense traffic and signs of both extreme wealth and generational poverty, which is broadly reflective of the country’s journey since gaining independence from the UK in 1962.

Uganda has one of the youngest populations in the world and this represents an opportunity and a challenge. A significant proportion of Ugandans from the ages of 18-30 are unemployed, but global companies can find a groundswell of qualified talent, many with experience working for multinational firms in the resources industry. There is also a strong entrepreneurial spirit developing in Uganda led by the highly ambitious younger generation.

Grow your team in Uganda with Remote

Looking to employ workers in Uganda? Companies hiring in Uganda must either own a local legal entity or work with a global employment platform like Remote that can legally provide employment services in the country.

Remote can employ team members in Uganda and keep you compliant at all times. Remote can hire, onboard, and pay your Uganda team so you don't have to set up local HR services in the region. Remote also makes it easy to pay contractors in Uganda. Sign up now to get started or talk to an expert for more details.

Risks of misclassification

Uganda, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Uganda may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.

Employing in Uganda

Provisions for employee protections and workers’ rights are spelled out in Uganda’s 1995 Constitution and the Employment Act of 2006, both of which guarantee equal work for equal pay and protections against discrimination based on age, religion, gender expression, and race.

Common questions that could come up during the hiring process will likely cover topics like minimum wage, overtime rates, and guaranteed paid time off.

Remote can help you offer a complete, competitive, and compliant benefits package to your employees in Uganda.

13 Public holidays

Monday 1 January 20241New Year's Day
Friday 26 January 20242NRM Liberation Day
Friday 8 March 20243Women's Day
Friday 29 March 20244Good Friday
Monday 1 April 20245Easter Monday
Wednesday 10 April 20246Eid al-Fitr (Tentative Date)
Wednesday 1 May 20247Labour Day
Monday 3 June 20248Martyrs' Day
Sunday 9 June 20249National Heroes' Day
Sunday 16 June 202410Eid al-Adha (Tentative Date)
Wednesday 9 October 202411Independence Day
Wednesday 25 December 202412Christmas Day
Thursday 26 December 202413Boxing Day

Competitive benefits package in Uganda

At Remote, we’re passionate about helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in developing globally competitive benefits programs. This means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive, and your company has the localised expertise needed to attract and keep the best global talent.

Our benefits packages in Uganda are tailored to fulfil the local needs of employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Mental Health Support

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

Fair Pricing in Uganda

Employer of Record

Hire and pay your global team

Starting at $599/month

for annual plans

Top features

  • Satisfaction guaranteed

  • No deposits or hidden fees

  • Zero onboarding or offboarding fees

  • Compliant equity incentives support including withholding and reporting

  • Built-in security and compliance

  • Fast onboarding (average 2-3 days)

  • Flexible, localised benefits

Contractor Management

Compliantly onboard and pay contractors


per contractor/month

Top features

  • Only pay for contractors you actively work with

  • Work with contractors in 200+ countries

  • Create, edit, and sign tailored, localised contracts

  • Approve contractor invoices with one click or auto-pay

  • Transparent payments with complete visibility

Global Payroll

Consolidate your multi-country payroll


per employee/month

Top features

  • Reduce costs by centralising payroll management

  • Ensure local compliance for every country

  • Direct support from in-house local payroll experts

  • Accurate, on-time, compliant payroll to level-up your employee experience

  • Tax and labour authority reporting handled for you


Manage all of your employees in one place


Top features

  • Guided onboarding and offboarding

  • Employee profile and document management

  • Time and attendance (time off and tracking)

  • Expense management and reimbursement

  • Employee self-serve on the platform and mobile app