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Employment and Immigration

Why PwC Legal Ukraine?

  • Our employment and immigration specialists, being a part of a global network, consisting of 2,500 lawyers in 83 countries, help clients to achieve full compliance with labour, immigration laws and regulations
  • PwC Legal’s team expertise in the area of employment and immigration practice, as well as solid experience in providing legal consulting services in all aspects of employment and immigration laws, brings our clients to the most effective business solutions mitigating the respective risks and avoiding any negative consequences. Our team has been successfully consulting multinational and Ukrainian companies on various issues in the labour and immigration law areas, as well as handled complex labour disputes

 

  • We provide business consulting services rather than just simply legal support. With the possibility to reach out to our HR consulting colleagues from Advisory Lines of Service of PwC Network, our solutions are tailor-made
  • Our team is successfully lobbying interests of business through active cooperation with the HR Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (ACC) and is involved in improvement of recent legislation novelties in labour sphere. Olga Melnychenko, Head of the Employment and Immigration Practice at PwC Legal Ukraine, is a Co-Chair of the ACC HR Committee and an active member of the Working group of the Parliament’s Committee on elaborating the new Labour Code of Ukraine
  • ·        We provide business consulting services rather than just simply legal support. With the possibility to reach out to our HR consulting colleagues from Advisory Lines of Service of PwC Network, our solutions are tailor-made
  • ·        Our team is successfully lobbying interests of business through active cooperation with the HR Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (ACC) and is involved in improvement of recent legislation novelties in labour sphere. Olga Melnychenko, Head of the Employment and Immigration Practice at  PwC Legal Ukraine, is a Co-Chair of the ACC HR Committee and an active member of the Working group of the Parliament’s Committee on elaborating the new Labour Code of Ukraine

Clients

Being able to achieve excellence in labour and immigration law compliance in the most effective and cost-efficient way, our legal professionals serve various multinational and local clients, such as leading agricultural processors, trading, FMCG,  automotive, pharma, IT and technology companies, etc


Scope of Services

The scope of services, provided by our Employment and Immigration Services team, includes the following:

Advice on labour and immigration regulations

  • hiring, transfer, relocation and dismissal of employees
  • working schedule
  • labour safety
  • confidentiality and non-compete matters
  • remuneration
  • essential conditions of work
  • disciplinary and material liability of employees statutory quotas applicable to the employment of certain categories of employees

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Development of employment documentation

  • labour agreements with employees, contracts with the company management, collective agreement
  • internal regulations
  • regulations on remuneration
  • code of ethics
  • other internal regulations and compliance policies

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Assistance with obtaining immigration compliance documents

  • Ukrainian tax IDs for foreign nationals
  • work permits and residence permits for the foreign employees working in Ukraine
  • visas
  • registration at the place of residence 

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Due diligence of existing HR/labour documentation

  • diagnosis of compliance of existing personnel documentation with the requirements of Ukrainian legislation
  • amendment/ improvement of existing personnel documentation

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Support in resolving labour disputes resolution

  • identification of possible preconditions for labour conflicts
  • advise on possible preventive measures
  • assistance in mediation/negotiations
  • support for employers in litigation 

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Selective Experience

Full-scope legal assistance on various labour law matters, including: hiring and dismissal procedures; non-standard working schedule; essential working conditions; confidentiality and non-compete matters, including sensitive matters regarding the employment relations with the management of the local company.

Client: Wolters Kluwer - a global company that provides information and software services

Consulting on increasing the annual base salaries for employees and its implications for the company. Provision of legal analysis of the issues connected with using arrangements with contractors in Ukraine and risks associated with potential recognition of the relations with contractors as hidden employment.

Client: ADM - one of the world's leading agricultural processors with main focus on production of the food ingredients, animal feeds and feed ingredients

Provision of a full scope of HR administrative support. Advice on complex consultations on HR/labour topics as per request of the client.

Client: One of the world's largest aerospace company

Provision of an on-going legal support to the client with a wide range of employment law issues comprising a part of the comprehensive assistance to the client in relation to establishment of business in Ukraine, including: advice on the immigration compliance and obtaining the necessary documents for the foreign individual; preparation of employment agreements and contract with the Director; advice on travelling character of work, salary change, transfer and dismissal of employees; implementation of the necessary changes/procedures in full compliance with the Ukrainian labour law.

Client: Joy Global Inc., a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions

Assistance with obtaining work permit, temporary residence permit and registration at a place of residence for a foreign Director. Advice on visa regulations and legalization of documents.

Client: Hopewell Residential, is the residential community development, multi-family and single-family construction arm of the Hopewell Group of Companies

Contact us

Alexey Katasonov

Alexey Katasonov

Managing Partner

Tel: +380 44 354 0404

Olga Melnychenko

Olga Melnychenko

Нead of Market Entry & Exit, Employment & Immigration practice

Tel: +380 44 354 0404

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