Spenser & Kauffmann has announced the opening of a Labor and Employment Practice, headed by Counsel and former Vasil Kisil & Partners lawyer Tetyana Ivanovych.
According to a S&K press release, its Labor and Employment team will advise "on all aspects arising out of employment relations, including: (1) Risk assessment during hiring, transfer and dismissal of personnel of all levels, including senior and top-management; (2) Assisting in international mobility of executive personnel and compliance of the procedure with labor, corporate, and tax laws; (3) Employment agreements and contracts, non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements, service provision agreements; (4) Incentive Programs, Motivational Schemes, Employee Share Plans; (5) Collective bargaining agreements, strikes and trade unions; (6) Transfer of employees, downsizing, restructuring; (7) Employment of foreigners, work permits; (8) Compensation programs, taxation, local policies; (9) Lay-offs and peaceful settlements; (10) Labor disputes; and (11) Disciplinary proceedings.
Spenser & Kauffmann reports that Ivanovych, who worked at Vasil Kisil from 2007 until joining S&K this month, has "over 10 years of success in advising a range of international and domestic clients on various aspects of labor law including elaboration and negotiation of individual employment contracts and service agreements, employee compensation and benefits, employee handbooks, disciplinary and grievance procedures, agency workers and outsourcing, sensitive terminations, redundancy procedures, expatriation, and immigration.” According to the firm, "Tetyana frequently represents employer’s interests in complex labor disputes arising from various aspects of employment relations.”
“I am most excited in my new role as the Head of Labour and Employment Practice,” said Ivanovych. "I see this as a great opportunity to continue one of the main areas of my work and want to thank the firm for all the support and confidence shown in my ability to lead this practice. Especially since we anticipate the long-awaited new Labor Code to be passed already this year. In terms of harmonizing Ukrainian legislation with EU legislation, labor law is no exception, and Ukraine has committed to aligning its legislation to seven EU directives. These transformations will push for greater openness of the labor market at the same time, however, providing decent working conditions.”
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