Notification of state authorities about new employees is now necessary

On 3 July 2015, Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 413 "On Procedure of Notification of the State Fiscal Service And Its Local Offices on the  Recruitment of the Employee " dated 17 June 2015 (hereinafter - the "Procedure") came into force.

Under this Procedure, when hiring an employee, the employer must submit a notice of recruitment to the relevant state fiscal service in which it is registered prior to commencing work.

Employers may submit such notice (i) electronically with a digital signature; (ii) on paper with an electronic copy; or (iii) simply on paper (provided that such notice concerns no more than five employees).

Under Law of Ukraine No. 77-VIII "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on Reform of Compulsory State Social Insurance and Legalization of Payroll" dated 28 December 2014, which entered into force on 1 January 2015, employers are now obligated to notify the appropriate fiscal services when hiring new employees. 

Labor guarantees for mobilized employees have been prolonged

On 11 June 2015, Law of Ukraine No. 433-VIII "On Amendments to Certain  Legislative Acts of Ukraine on Social Protection of the Citizens of Ukraine, Who are Engaged in Military Service During the Special Period" dated 14 May 2015 (hereinafter - the "Law") came into force.

Under the Law, employers must preserve a position and guarantee an average salary of employees who (1) have been called-up in the regular military draft; (2) summoned to the army during mobilization; or (3) joined the military on a contract until the special period ends or until the date of demobilization.  Before the Law was enacted, these measures were only guaranteed for one year.

The same guarantees are provided for mobilized employees who are subject to demobilization, but remain in the military under the contract, depending upon the validity of the contract.