Leonardo Business Centre, 11th Floor

19-21 Bohdana Khmelnytskoho Street

Kyiv, 01030, Ukraine

Telephone: +380 (44) 359-0444

Fax: +380 (44) 359-0455




Ukrainian labour legislation is “pro-employee” oriented, and there are lots of provisions that cannot be changed by employment agreement.  Payroll taxes are quite high in Ukraine, and tax authorities have been vested with additional powers to verify compliance with labour law requirements.  In addition, certain labour law concepts and remedies, which are broadly used in the European countries and the USA, are not available in Ukraine.  Our attorneys of Labour & Employment practice help clients to understand peculiarities of Ukrainian labour legislation and to set the required format of employer-employee relations taking account of Ukrainian labour law specifics.

Our services in the area of Labour and Employment include:

  • drafting and negotiating all kinds of employment documentation (e.g., employment agreements/contracts, collective bargaining agreements, internal policies, job descriptions and documentation relating to employment/dismissal of management);
  • advising on all aspects of employment of foreigners in Ukraine (including assistance with obtaining work permits for foreigners intending to work in Ukraine);
  • assisting with employment, dismissal and massive staff reduction;
  • labour laws compliance audit as well as personal data protection issues; and
  • advising on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Bribery Act 2010 (UKBA) and Ukrainian anticorruption legislation.