Secondary employment is now allowed for an employee at the employer’s primary place of work (Article 102-1 of the Labor Code). Previously, this was not a possibility.
New grounds for terminating employment
- Death of an employer who is an individual or entry into full force and effect of a court decision whereby such individual is recognized as missing or declared dead (section 8-1 of Article 36 of the Labor Code);
- Death of an employee, his/her recognition as missing or declared dead in accordance with a court decision (section 8-2 of Article 36 of the Labor Code);
- The employee’s absence from work and lack of information regarding the reasons for such absence for more than four consecutive months (section 8-3 of Article 36 of the Labor Code);
- Impossibility of providing an employee with the work specified in the employment agreement, due to the destruction (lack) of production, organizational, and technical conditions, means of production or property of the employer as a result of hostilities, when it is impossible to transfer the employee to another position (Article 41 of the Labor Code). The employer must notify the employee of dismissal no later than 10 calendar days prior to such dismissal (Article 49-2 of the Labor Code) and pay severance pay amounting to no less than the employee’s average monthly salary (Article 44 of the Labor Code).
Timeframe for service of notification about changes in key employment terms
During the period of martial law, employees must be notified of a change in essential employment terms no later than prior to introduction of such new terms (part 2 of Article 2 of the Law on Organization of Labor Relations under the Martial Law). Previously, the Law previously allowed the employer to change the essential employment terms “on a same-day basis.”
Changes related to suspension of employment agreement
In the event a decision to cancel suspension of the employment agreement is adopted, the employer must notify the employee of the necessity to return to work 10 calendar days before resumption of the employment agreement. Previously, it was not required to serve this notice.
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