On 20 November 2012 Ukrainian Parliament adopted the Law "On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine Regarding Employment of the Disabled Persons" (the "Amendments").

In particular, the Amendments provide for:

  • obligation of employers to create jobs for disabled persons;
  • obligation for employer of a person that became disabled during its employment there to provide him/her with a job (including reasonable adaptation of the existing or establishment of a new workplace) considering his/her professional skills and individual rehabilitation program.

The Amendments specify that disabled persons may be involved in paid public works upon their consent.

The Amendments amend Article 188-1 of the Administrative Infractions Code, providing for a fivefold increase of penalties (amounting to UAH 850-1,700) for employer's:

  • failure to comply with quotas for employment of disabled persons;
  • failure to register or late registration with the Fund on Social Protection of Disabled Persons;
  • failure to submit or late submission of reports on employment of disabled persons.

If signed by the President, the Amendments will become effective upon their publication.