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Welcome to Uruguay!

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Why You're Here!

Creating a worldwide workforce is a continuous process that extends beyond a contract.

TCWGlobal surpasses the typical employer of record (EOR) by ensuring that your team receives personalized attention, ranging from smooth payrolling management to customized benefits based on your specific needs and location.

  • Hire compliantly in 150 countries
  • Provide customized service and benefits
  • Remove the risk from your organization
Fixed-Term Contracts

Fixed-term contracts are permitted in Uruguay without limit. However, they may not be renewed. If renewed, it will be deemed an undefined period contract. If a fixed-term contract is terminated early, the Worker is owed the salary that would have accrued through the original end date.

Probationary Periods

Probationary periods are permitted in Uruguay and are typically 90 days. No cause is required to terminate during a probationary period, but a specific formal notice called a telegrama colacionado is required.


Workers in Uruguay recognize approximately five paid public holidays. If work is required on a public holiday, compensation must be paid at 200%.2024:New Year's Day - January 1Three Kings' Day - January 8 Carnival - February 12-13Holy Week - March 28-29Desembarco de los 33 Orientales - April 22Uruguay's Labor Day - May 1Jose G. Artigas Birthday - June 19Constitutional Day - July 18Independence Day - August 26Christmas Day - December 25


Workers are entitled to 20 days of paid vacation per year (more with longer lengths of service) and a vacation bonus (Salario Vacacional). Vacation must be used in the year it is earned. Accrued but unused leave is payable at the conclusion of the employment contract.

Sick Leave

Sick leave is payable by social security upon presentation of a medical certificate. Workers are entitled to as much time as they need to recover.

Working Hours

A standard workweek is 8 hours per day and 40 to 48 hours per week. Night work is payable at 120%.


Overtime is payable at 200% or 250% if the overtime is worked on a weekend or holiday. There are no exceptions from overtime. Depending upon the activity, overtime is capped on a daily and weekly basis.

Mandatory Bonuses

Workers in Uruguay are entitled to a 13th month salary payable in June and December.


Termination requires severance. Workers paid a monthly salary are entitled to one month's wages for each year of service capped at six months. Workers paid by the day or hour are entitled to severance after 100 days worked, which is generally equal to 25 days of wages for each year where at least 240 days were worked capped at 150 days of severance pay. Alternative calculations are used for Workers that do not meet that requirement.


Workers are not required to provide notice to resign.

How an EOR Can Help You Win Fast

TCWGlobal stands unmatched as the leading employer of record service provider. Our global reach, expertise in diverse industries, and commitment to client satisfaction makes us the best choice. Looking for a global employer of record or international payrolling partner that will work with you and not for you? Trust TCWGlobal. We are here for you.

Common Pitfalls in Choosing an EOR

When choosing an Employer of Record (EOR) service, people often make mistakes such as overlooking compliance, global reach, technology integration, company experience, and fee transparency. Watch this video to see what to consider when picking an EOR. 

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