At the end of July, a competition was held to form the Public Oversight Board of the National Healthcare Service of Ukraine (NHSU). In order to participate, civic organizations dealing with the protection of patients' rights and freedoms, circulation of medicines and other social issues in the field of healthcare nominated their candidates.
Lately the State Fiscal Service has been persistently monitoring the hiring circumstances of employees at enterprises of various industries.Thus, in January-June 2019, 42.7% of audited business entities were found guilty of violations in the payment of salaries and other remuneration.
“Employees are inefficient”, “they misunderstand their tasks”, “we’re not getting desired results” - this is heard increasingly often from CEO’s and other executives. Management, as usual, blames the staff, calling them low-skilled, infantile, passive whet it comes to decision-making as well as other unflattering epithets.
In June, the annual survey “Ukrainian Law Firms 2019. A Handbook for Foreign Clients” was released. It’s a guide to Ukraine’s legal market for foreign companies and organizations, which studies projects that law firms worked on over the past year in various areas of business and law and names the best ones in their fields, thus helping potential clients find the right legal adviser.
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.
Changes in healthcare are probably the most successful of the announced reforms in Ukraine yet. Its authors from the very beginning had clear goals and a strategy for achieving them as well as professional advocacy of the reform by lawyers among doctors as well society as a whole.