Labor disputes and consulting

Sergey Silchenko partner

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.

Our services

Layoffs and labor disputes

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.

Internal labor documents of companies

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.

Handling labor inspections

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.

Relations with employees

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:

  • prepare necessary documents;
  • secure work permits;
  • register documents for the employee’s temporary residence in Ukraine;
  • handle communication with employment services, State Migration Service and other authorities.

Projects

Publications

April 26, 2019
Olexiy Holivin
Olexiy Holivin
Do it by Friday: on the workweek reduction trend

 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).

 

March 12, 2019
Arsen Buchkovskii
Arsen Buchkovskii
3 ways to control a director in Ukraine

Depending on the form of business in Ukraine (by the way, we will describe this in detail in our  video - subscribe to our channel), you can create a fairly flexible system of governing bodies.

Feb. 27, 2019
Olena Khytrova
Olena Khytrova
Olexiy Holivin
Olexiy Holivin
2 directors: who will be running hospitals now

The medical reform is radically changing the approach to hospital management, transforming budgetary institutions into municipal enterprises. Another important change is that now it will be directors or a team of them, not administrators, running these enterprises, and not necessarily ones with medical education.