Over the past 10 years we have won 150 labor cases for our clients. We provide consultations to business owners and executives on regulating relations with their employees, remunerations and evaluations, hiring foreigners, staff reorganization and layoffs, work safety and security.
Partner on labor practice Serhiy Silchenko is among TOP 5 leading Ukrainian lawyers working with labor law according to Ukrainian Law Firms 2015-2018. As Head of the Labor Law Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association, Serhiy is actively involved in legislative activities, including the preparation and discussion of the new Labor Code of Ukraine.
Do you wish to fire a difficult or inefficient employee? We can help you choose the correct grounds for terminating labor relations and observe the whole procedure in accordance with the law. If necessary, we can handle communication with the employee. Should the employee oppose the dismissal, we will assess the prospects of settling the dispute in court. Deep understanding of legislation and legal practice helps us anticipate the actions of dismissed employees and prepare an efficient court defense strategy to protect the employer.
Current labor legislation fails to reflect the needs of business in many aspects. That is why we prepare labor agreements and bylaws that ensure flexibility of relations between employer and employee. We can also adapt contracts and internal work standards of international companies to Ukrainian legislation.
We will design a system of incentive payments and bonuses based on performance indicators and help implement it in documents: collective agreement, labor contract with employees, or regulations on employee evaluation, wages and other bylaws.
First we will analyze your company’s business processes and documents, hold training classes for your team and tell them how to act before, during and after inspections. We will handle the talking with regulatory authorities during inspections. We will prepare replies to official inquiries taking into account specific circumstances of your case and strategy of further protection. If necessary, we will appeal the actions and decisions of regulatory authorities in court.
We can help you register relations with new employees and contractors (individual entrepreneurs). We can prepare contracts that will determine obligations of the new team members, as well as terms of their remuneration and bonuses. We will establish the procedure for the contract's premature termination. In addition, we will prepare confidentiality agreements for your employees and contractors (individual entrepreneurs) in order to protect the company’s data and trade secrets (such as customer profiles, pricing policy, knowhow, etc.) from unsanctioned dissemination.
If you wish to hire a foreign employee, we can:
Instead of promoting legal use of hired labor in Ukraine and adopting a new Labor Code, the state only tightened control. This is one of the key trends in this area in 2018.
The Labor Code mentions only a 5-day or 6-day workweek, but this does not mean that employers cannot change the workday or workweek duration. Business, courts and even regulatory authorities - all of them understand that Ukrainian labor legislation lags far behind the real needs of society today (it satisfies neither employees nor employers).