Uganda is a landlocked country in east Africa, bordered by Kenya, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Tanzania. The country contains a large portion of Lake Victoria, and also lies within the Nile basin. While the official languages of Uganda are English and Swahili, Luganda (a Bantu language) is widely spoken across the Central and South Eastern regions of the country, along with other languages that are also spoken.
Pregnant employees in Uganda are entitled to 60 days of paid maternity leave, of which at least 8 days have to be taken after the child's birth. The full salary is paid out during this time by the employer.
Partners of employees who gave birth are entitled to 4 days of paternity leave, paid at 100% of the salary by the employer.
Employees can receive sick leave for up to 2 months each year. The 1st month is paid at the full salary by the employer, and the 2nd is unpaid.
Uganda has 13 national holidays, and employees are entitled to 21 days of paid time off each year (after working 4 months at their company).
The minimum wage is UGX 6,000 per month, and a standard workweek is 40 hours at 8 hours per day. Overtime work is usually paid at 150% of the regular rate.
There is no at-will terminations in Uganda, and dismissals must be done for just cause such as resignation, misconduct, performance, or other work offenses.
The notice period for terminations is at least 2 weeks and increases based on the length of employment:
Employees who are terminated without just cause are entitled to severance pay. This amount is usually negotiated between the employee and the employer, with the standard payment being 1 month of pay for each year of service.
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