With our Uganda Payroll Outsourcing services, your talents are paid on time and without error! Our team at Africa HR Solutions also provides your company with much-needed guidance to ensure that your operations comply with Uganda’s Labor Code and tax policies. Over the years, we have played a pivotal role in the expansion of over 400 clients across Africa by providing reliable HR and payroll and cross-border payment outsourcing solutions.
Geographic location: Uganda is located in eastern Africa, west of Kenya, south of South Sudan, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and north of Rwanda and Tanzania.
Population: Uganda is the world’s second most populous landlocked country after Ethiopia.
Economy: This low-income country relies heavily on oil export and food products such as coffee, maize, tea, tobacco, sugar, and cocoa beans. Uganda is well known for being rich in natural resources like crude oil and natural gas.
Value-added tax (VAT)
The standard VAT rate is 18% in Uganda. Some supplies and services are zero-rated, and others are exempt.
Employees are generally entitled to 21 days of paid annual leave.
According to the Employment Act 2006, an employee is entitled to paid sick leave on completion of one month of service with the employer.
Should the worker be incapable of work because of sickness or injury, they are entitled to paid sick leave paid full for the first month of illness.
In Uganda, women are entitled to a maximum of 60 days of maternity leave – 4 weeks must be taken in the postnatal period.
In Uganda, men are entitled to 4 days of paid paternity leave. They are still eligible in case of miscarriage of their wife.
Notice periods in Uganda are as follows:
Under the Ugandan Labour Code, employees are generally entitled to severance pay. However, compensation needs to be negotiated between the employer and the worker.
An employee is entitled to severance pay after completing 6 continuous months of work under the same employer.
In the last 10 years, the scenario surrounding compliance in African countries has changed dramatically. Africa HR Solutions understands this and has become a major player in the African payroll market.