Contract of employment
A contract must be executed in its original written form. The contract may be executed in dual-language form, provided that one of the languages is Ukrainian.
Rules of registration
The employer must register the employee with the tax office before the start date. Foreign nationals must apply for a long-term visa, which is valid for 90 days; this then enables them to register for a temporary residence permit.
There’s no minimum probationary period for new employees. The maximum probation period is three months.
Working hours mustn’t exceed 40 hours per week, and hours must be recorded. Employees are entitled to a five-day working week with two days off.
Employees are entitled to a rest break after a period of four hours’ work. Rest breaks are not considered in the working hours and should not exceed two hours.
Overtime work is restricted by legislation and is permitted only in exceptional cases. Ukrainian labour law states that overtime must not exceed four hours within two consecutive working days or 120 hours per annum. Any additional hours’ work should be compensated at double rates.
Vacation allowance should be paid at least three days before the annual leave is taken.
An employer can award a maximum of 15 days unpaid leave per year for family circumstances. The number of days should be agreed by the employer.