G-P provides employer of record services for customers that want to hire employees and run payroll without first establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Uganda. Your candidate is hired via G-P’ Uganda PEO in accordance with local labor laws and can be onboarded in days instead of the months it typically takes. The individual is assigned to work on your team, working on your company’s behalf exactly as if he or she were your employee to fulfill your in-country requirements.
Our comprehensive solution and Global PEO service enable customers to run payroll in Uganda while HR services, tax, and compliance management matters are lifted from their shoulders onto ours. As a Global PEO expert, we manage employment contract best practices, statutory and market norm benefits, and employee expenses, as well as severance and termination if required. We also keep you apprised of changes to local employment laws in Uganda.
Your new employee is productive sooner, has a better hiring experience and is 100% dedicated to your team. You’ll have peace of mind knowing you have a team of dedicated employment experts assisting with every hire. G-P allows you to harness the talent of the brightest people in more than 185 countries around the world, quickly and painlessly.
Hiring in Uganda
Uganda is located in Africa and has a population of nearly 47 million. The capital city of Uganda is Kampala which has a population of 3.47 million. Uganda is home to the endangered mountain gorillas, which are almost extinct. There are only 1,000 left in the world, and they can only be found between Bwindi National Park in Uganda, Parc de volcanoes National park in Rwanda, and Virunga in Congo.
When negotiating terms of an employment contract and offer letter with an employee in Uganda, it may be useful to keep the following in mind:
Employment Contracts in Uganda
In Uganda, employment contracts can be oral or written, but it is best practice to put a strong, written contract in place, in English or Swahili, which spells out the terms of the employee’s compensation, benefits, and termination requirements. An offer letter and employment contract in Uganda should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in Ugandan Shilling rather than a foreign currency. The employment contract template is part of the service with G-P; no need to draft a separate template if you use our employer of record and PEO service in Uganda.
Working Hours in Uganda
Normal working hours in Uganda are 48 hours per week from Monday – Friday.
Holidays in Uganda
- New Year’s Day
- NRM Liberation Day
- International Women’s Day
- Good Friday
- Easter Monday
- Labour Day
- Martyrs’ Day
- National Heroes’ Day
- Eid al-Fitr
- Independence Day
- Eid al-Aduha
- Christmas Day
- Boxing Day
Vacation Days in Uganda
Uganda’s statutory leave entitlement is 21 days per annum. These are over and above the public holidays.
Supplementary Benefits in Uganda
Additional allowances for private medical, telephone, and transport, are customary to be provided to employees in Uganda.
Establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Uganda to engage a small team is time-consuming, expensive and complex. Ugandan labor law has strong worker protections, requiring great attention to detail and an understanding of local best practices. G-P makes it painless and easy to expand into Uganda. We can help you hire your candidate of choice, handle HR matters and payroll, and ensure that you’re in compliance with local laws, without the burden of setting up a foreign branch office or subsidiary. Our Uganda PEO and Global Employer of Record solution provides you peace of mind so that you can focus on running your company.
If you would like to discuss how G-P can provide a seamless employee leasing or PEO solution for hiring employees in Uganda, please contact us.