How to hire remote employees in

Uzbekistan

On this page, we’ll teach you how to hire remote talent in Uzbekistan—without paying thousands in legal fees or spending months buried under legal paperwork.

Country snapshot

CURRENCY
Uzbekistani Soʻm (UZS)
EMPLOYER TAXES
12.1%
PAYROLL FREQUENCY
Monthly
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
Uzbek

What to know before you hire in 

Uzbekistan

Want to hire someone in Uzbekistan? Excellent. But, no matter where you’re from, labor laws in Uzbekistan are different from those in your home country (unless you’re from Uzbekistan, of course). Read on to learn about your options, plus as the easiest way to make remote hires in Uzbekistan.

If you want to successfully hire in 

Uzbekistan

, you have two options:

Hire talent as contractors

Laws about hiring contractors are significantly more simple in 

Uzbekistan

. Onboarding talent takes days, not weeks or months. Both you, the company, and your talent have more flexibility. And in many cases, since you’re remote, the talent you’re hiring is better classified as a contractor, anyway. Of course, it’s not possible in every case, but it’s what we built Panther for.

Hire talent as employees

This is the long route. You can either establish a physical presence with an entity and register as an employer, or you can use an Employer-of-Record (EOR) solution. Odds are, you’ll find using an EOR to be the easier route. Still, using an EOR in 

Uzbekistan

 is expensive—it can often be $500 per month per employee—and sometimes prone to lengthy onboarding times.

Why hire independent contractors in 

Uzbekistan

Hiring contractors is normally the easier, faster, more flexible choice—but don’t just take it from us. Below are the specific benefits and drawbacks to hiring contractors in 

Uzbekistan

.

It’s the fastest way to hire globally

Hiring employees takes months, at the minimum. When you hire with Panther’s locally-generated contracts, it’s a matter of days or weeks. This means you can hire the best talent, fast, without losing them to a hellish procession of paperwork.

It’s a lot cheaper

It costs just $0 to sign up for Panther, then $49 per month to hire your contractors with Panther. If you hired employees manually (or did contracting on your own), you’d likely be on the hook for thousands of dollars each month. Setting up an entity alone can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

It’s more flexible for you & your team

Hiring contractors in 

Uzbekistan

 means you’re generally not on the hook for things like health insurance and paid time off. This makes hiring flexible for you, and it gives your talent more options.

It’s less risky than hiring employees

Hiring employees is a bigger commitment, and generally puts you at a bigger risk for legal fees. When you hire contractors overseas, your biggest risk is misclassification—but even then, misclassification penalties are often minimal and just require you to pay off any compensation that the person would have been owed as an employee.

Some people want to be employees

The contractor life isn’t for everyone—some people want the security that being an employee often appears to provide. Though it’s rare, this does happen, and it’s one disadvantage of manage an all-contractor team.

You might not have as much control over your talent

Most countries’ contractor-employer relationship laws stipulate that the employer can’t set fixed working hours, among other things. These laws give contractors more freedom over how and when they do their work than an employee would have. In reality, however, most contractors are willing & able to work on the company’s schedule—it’s a matter of setting expectations beforehand.

How can I pay people in 

Uzbekistan

?

If you’re hiring contractors in 

Uzbekistan

, you can pay them with Panther in a single click. You won’t need to worry about complicated wire transfers, fees, or currency conversions. We’ll take care of it all. Just make a click and your contractor will get paid in their currency of choice. This is a valuable bonus for talent in countries where the local currency is particularly weak—most people appreciate the ability to receive their payment in stronger currencies.

Hiring and paying your team in 

Uzbekistan

Hire and pay with Panther

Pay everyone with a single click
Get great currency conversion rates
Pay $0 in platform fees
Run payroll in seconds
Let Panther automatically create & store invoices
Let Panther automatically write locally-compliant contracts
Let Panther automatically file local tax documents

Hire and pay without Panther

Pay all your contractors individually
Do all currency conversions yourself
Shoulder the burden of platform fees
Spend hours each month making payments
Manually track & store invoices
Manually write & sign contracts
Manually file relevant tax documents

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If you want to hire employees in 

Uzbekistan

If you’ve read up until this point, you’ll know that it’s easier, cheaper, and more flexible to hire contractors in Uzbekistan than employees. Still, there are valid reasons why you might want to hire employees instead. The content below is for you—we’ll cover employer taxes and obligations in Uzbekistan.

Taxes in 

Uzbekistan

Employer tax

Employer Contributions

  • 12.1%

Individual tax

Leave

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Employees are entitled to 15 working days of paid annual leave.  

For disabled or employees under the age of 18, annual leave is 30 working days. 

Public Holidays

There are 9 public holidays.

Sick Days

An employee is entitled to up to 4 months paid sick leave or 6 months if the employee suffers from Tuberculosis. A medical certificate must be provided.

Maternity Leave

Maternity leave is 126 days and starts 70 days before the expected birth of the child and 56 days after. If there are multiple births or complications, maternity leave can be extended by an additional 14 days.

The employee is entitled to 100% of their regular pay.

Paternity Leave

There are no provisions in the law regarding paternity leave. 

Other Leave

Adoption leave - 56 days for the adoption of 1 child and 70 days for multiple adoptions.

Marriage Leave

None.

Bereavement Leave

None.

Termination

Termination Process

Termination of an employment agreement initiated by the employer must be for just cause (I.e. performance, reorganization of the company, or gross misconduct). Notice of termination must be submitted to the employee in writing and in turn, signed upon receipt.    

If the employee is a member of a trade union, the employer must first receive approval before termination. Once approval is received, the employer has one month to proceed with the dismissal of the employee.

Notice Period

Notice period depends on the reason for termination:  

  • Redundancy – 2 months’ notice  
  • Lack of qualification or health reason that impedes the employee’s ability to carry out their duties– 2 weeks’ notice  
  • Change in the company’s ownership – 2 months’ notice  
  • Gross misconduct or performance- 3 days’ notice  

Payment in lieu of notice is permissible.

Severance Pay

1 months salary

Employee requirements in 

Uzbekistan

Working Hours

A standard full time work week is 40 hours or 8 hours per day.  

Overtime

Overtime and work over a rest day are paid at the rate of 200% of the regular pay.  



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