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Employment & Pensions

Employment is a rapidly developing area of regulation in CEE. Our employment specialists in the region can work in partnership with your legal and human resources teams to provide advice on all key aspects of employment law, employee pension arrangements and employee benefit schemes. This is a complex area of law with, at times contradictory, rules established by EU and national legislation. Having been at the forefront of changes to legislation in these areas in several countries in the region, CMS lawyers have a unique grasp of the issues to provide practical and commercial strategies and solutions for your business.

If your business crosses borders, you have to contend with a complex framework of employment in order to achieve the best outcome for your business. With a global network covering 39 countries, we can help you address these challenges in all the countries in which you operate. We advise clients across jurisdictions in relation to employment and executive contracts, pension schemes, employee benefit programmes, restructuring, employment disputes, employment aspects of M&A transactions, works council and trade union relations. A 280-strong group of employment specialists worldwide can help you navigate a maze of regulations, policy documents and other legal complexities you face on a daily basis.

Our Ukrainian team advises clients on a wide range of labour law matters, including employment agreements, internal employment policies and individual dismissals, as well as more complex matters involving the implementation of mass layoff programs, outsourcing projects and other schemes for employment restructuring.


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26/01/2022
What hap­pens now? Nav­ig­at­ing the new COV­ID em­ploy­ment land­scape
Des­pite a suc­cess­ful vac­cine roll-out, the world con­tin­ues to con­tend with new vari­ants of COV­ID-19. As coun­tries scramble to ad­apt to on­go­ing in­fec­tion risks, it is clear that work­ing life isn’t go­ing...
06/12/2021
In­vest­ing and Do­ing Busi­ness in Ukraine 2021 Guide
A guide cov­er­ing over 25 sec­tors and in­dus­tries
26/11/2021
COV­ID-19 vac­cin­a­tion and test­ing in Ukraine - em­ploy­ment law per­spect­ive
Vac­cin­a­tion 1. What op­tions does the em­ploy­er have to en­cour­age em­ploy­ees to be vac­cin­ated? Can the em­ploy­er provide a fin­an­cial in­cent­ive to em­ploy­ees?  Ukrain­i­an la­bour le­gis­la­tion does not en­vis­age...
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19/10/2021
Ukrain­i­an Om­buds­man is­sues a no­ti­fic­a­tion about the pro­cessing of per­son­al...
On 30 Septem­ber 2021, the Ukrain­i­an Par­lia­ment Com­mis­sion­er on Hu­man Rights (the “Om­buds­man”) pub­lished a no­ti­fic­a­tion about the abil­ity of em­ploy­ers to ob­tain con­sent for pro­cessing the per­son­al...
12/11/2021
CMS Em­ploy­ment Snack: Cov­id-19 - Safety at the Work­place
Rising in­fec­tion fig­ures and flat­lining vac­cin­a­tion rates are once again present­ing com­pan­ies with the chal­lenge of mak­ing work­places safe. But what meas­ures can and must be taken now?Our CMS Em­ploy­ment...
30/09/2021
CMS Ex­pat Desk Con­tact Card
When tal­ent needs to move, we’re be­hind youLiv­ing in a highly con­nec­ted world al­lows com­pan­ies to hire and mo­bil­ise skilled and tal­en­ted people al­most any­where – and loc­ate busi­ness op­er­a­tions wherever they need to be.But when con­sid­er­ing mov­ing of­fices or em­ploy­ees, there are a range of factors to con­sider. These can in­clude the polit­ic­al and eco­nom­ic con­sequences of COV­ID-19 or Brexit, the cor­por­ate and per­son­al tax im­plic­a­tions of re­lo­ca­tion – even the im­pact of sanc­tions im­posed on cer­tain coun­tries.Around the world our CMS Ex­pat Desk teams are ready to help you man­age the em­ploy­ment, tax, visa (im­mig­ra­tion) and so­cial se­cur­ity as­pects of re­lo­ca­tion.Draw­ing to­geth­er spe­cial­ists from the CMS Em­ploy­ment & Pen­sions Group and the CMS Tax Group, our teams are net­worked across loc­a­tions in Europe, Asia, Africa and Lat­in Amer­ica to of­fer you multi-jur­is­dic­tion­al sup­port – wheth­er you’re mov­ing one em­ploy­ee or a whole of­fice.Our em­phas­is is on un­der­stand­ing you and the spe­cif­ic needs of your busi­ness. By shar­ing our know­ledge, net­works and provid­ing prac­tic­al day-to-day sup­port, we aim to help make any re­lo­ca­tion pro­cess smooth, swift and fully-con­sidered – with min­im­al dis­rup­tion to your core busi­ness.Ex­plore more about our ex­per­i­ence and ser­vices be­low. To con­tact your loc­al CMS Ex­pat Desk team, please check out the group con­tact card.Ayşegül Avci and Niels Koene, Co-Heads of the CMS Ex­pat Desk
22/09/2021
Em­ploy­ment ter­min­a­tion law and le­gis­la­tion in Ukraine
1. Dis­missal of em­ploy­ees 1.1 Reas­ons for dis­missal Gen­er­ally, it is dif­fi­cult to ter­min­ate an em­ploy­ee without the em­ploy­ee’s con­sent un­der Ukrain­i­an law. Val­id grounds for ter­min­a­tion may be di­vided...
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07/09/2021
Gender pay: What’s needed to make equal­ity a real­ity?
A CMS We­bin­ar on Tues­day 21 Septem­ber will ex­plore what so­ci­ety and busi­nesses need to do to close the on­go­ing dis­par­ity in men and wo­men’s pay. Did you know that 18 Septem­ber 2021 is UN Equal Pay Day?...
16/08/2021
Ukraine MoH pro­poses loosen­ing reg­u­la­tions on can­nabin­oids cir­cu­la­tion
In Ju­ly 2021, the Min­istry of Health of Ukraine (MoH) pub­lished for pub­lic dis­cus­sion a draft gov­ern­ment­al res­ol­u­tion (Draft) amend­ing Res­ol­u­tion No. 770 dated 6 May 2000 that lists the sched­ules of con­trolled...
26/07/2021
Whis­tleblower pro­tec­tion and re­port­ing chan­nels in Ukraine
1. Is there a law on whis­tleblow­ing in your coun­try? There is no law on whis­tleblow­ing in Ukraine. The only pro­vi­sions that cov­er whis­tleblow­ing re­late to an­ti­cor­rup­tion mat­ters, and are in­cluded in­to...
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11/06/2021
How can busi­nesses pro­tect their trade secrets in a hy­brid work­ing world?
As the num­ber of people vac­cin­ated against COV­ID-19 stead­ily in­creases, many em­ploy­ers are start­ing to turn their minds to a re­turn to the work­place. However, it’s un­likely that we will be re­turn­ing...
08/06/2021
Trade secrets in Ukraine
Gen­er­al 1. Has the Dir­ect­ive (EU) 2016/943 of the European Par­lia­ment and of the Coun­cil of 8 June 2016 on the pro­tec­tion of un­dis­closed know-how and busi­ness in­form­a­tion (trade secrets) against their...
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