Remote’s guide to employing in

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

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


  • Currency

    Ukrainian hryvnia (₴, UAH)

  • Languages


  • Population size


Services available in this country:
Employer of Record ProductContractor Management

Facts & Stats

  • Capital City


  • Currency

    Ukrainian hryvnia (₴, UAH)

  • Languages


  • Population size


  • Ease of doing business


  • Cost of living index

    $ (121 of 139 nations)

  • Payroll frequency


  • VAT - standard rate

    20% (with some exceptions)

  • GDP - real growth rate

    4.4% (2020)

Ukraine is both Europe’s second-largest country by area and one of its most populous, famous for its rich historical heritage and biological diversity.

Prior to the pandemic, Ukraine had experienced prolonged GDP growth and strong industrial prowess in agriculture, IT, and mining. The southeastern European nation also boasts a burgeoning tech sector with a large skilled labour force in IT services, software development, ecommerce, and customer support.

Grow your team in Ukraine with Remote

Looking to employ workers in Ukraine? Companies hiring in Ukraine must either own a legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solutions provider, usually one that provides employer of record services.

Remote can employ your team in Ukraine on your behalf through our local legal entity in the country and handle payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance for your Ukraine team. You can also pay contractors now in Ukraine with Remote.

Risks of misclassification

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

A statue of a man with a sword in the middle of a forest.

Employing in Ukraine

The Ukrainian constitution and the Labour Code are the principal governing statutes that define employee protections and workers’ rights applicable to Ukraine’s workforce of 19.5 million. Employees in Ukraine enjoy protections against discrimination based on age, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, and race.

Common questions that could come up during the hiring process include the 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 Ukraine.

Minimum Wage

The Ukrainian government has set the minimum wage for 2024 at UAH 7,100 from 1 January 2024 and UAH 8,000 from 1 April 2024. Hourly wages are set at UAH 42,6 from 1 January 2024 and UAH 48 from 1 April 2024.

Payroll Cycle

For customers of Remote, all employee payments will be made in equal bi-monthly instalments, payable in arrears. Employees are paid twice a month, on the 15th and on the last working day of the month.

Onboarding Time

We can help you get a new employee started in Ukraine fast. The minimum onboarding time we need is only 22 working days.

Our team ensures your employees are onboarded and paid as quickly as possible while keeping your business compliant with all local employment legislation. The minimum onboarding time begins after the employee submits all required information onto the Remote platform. The onboarding timeline is also dependent upon registration with local authorities.

For all non-nationals of the country of employment, the Right to Work assessment (if applicable) will add three extra days to the total time to onboard. There may be extra time required if we need to follow-up on the right to work assessment.

Please note, payroll cut-off dates can impact the actual first day of employment. Remote has a payroll cut-off date of the 10th of the month unless otherwise specified.

13 Public holidays

Monday 1 January 20241New Year's Day (День нового року)
Friday 8 March 20242International Women's Day (Міжнародний жіночий день)
Wednesday 1 May 20243International Workers' Day (Міжнародний день працівників)
Sunday 5 May 20244Orthodox Easter (Православний Великдень)
Monday 6 May 20245Orthodox Easter Monday (Православний Великодній понеділок)
Wednesday 8 May 20246Victory Day over Nazism in World War II (День Перемоги над нацизмом у Другій світовій війні)
Sunday 23 June 20247Orthodox Pentecost (Православна П'ятидесятниця)
Monday 24 June 20248Orthodox Pentecost Monday (Православна П'ятидесятниця понеділок)
Friday 28 June 20249Constitution Day (День Конституції)
Monday 15 July 202410Ukrainian Statehood Day (День Української Державності)
Saturday 24 August 202411Independence Day (День Незалежності)
Tuesday 1 October 202412Defender of Ukraine Day (День захисника України)
Wednesday 25 December 202413Christmas Day (Різдво)

Competitive benefits package in Ukraine

At Remote, we’re obsessed with helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in practising “fair equity,” which means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive (and that will allow you to attract the best local talent).

Our benefits packages in Ukraine are tailored to fulfil the local needs of your 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 Ukraine

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