The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine welcomes that the Government developed and registered in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine the Draft Law #3623 on digitalization in the labor sphere.
The registered Draft Law envisages:
- The establishment of a five-year transition period for including information from paper employment records in the State Register;
- The employer will not be obliged to make records of employment, transfer, and dismissal in paper any longer unless the employee requests to make it. After all employment information is included in the State Register, the employer will be obliged to return the original paper record to the employee subject to his/her signature;
- The possibility of an automatic pension appointment (without personal application).
Chamber Human Capital Committee experts have been continuously highlighting the importance of accelerating the labor reform that will give business more flexibility for retaining current employees and creating new jobs. In particular, experts of the Chamber member companies provided proposals on the labor law reform and digitalization of processes in labor relations. We welcome this progressive step and believe that digitalization in the labor sphere will help to create equal rules on the labor market as it will balance the interests of employees and employers.