Kharkiv Petro Vasylenko National Technical University of Agriculture
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February 4, this year The Verkhovna Rada adopted in the second reading and in general the bill №4051, which regulates the remote work of Ukrainians. The document was supported by 322 people’s deputies. The bill classifies work into two types: remote and home. In both cases, when concluding an employment contract, employers will have the right to obtain information about the place of residence or other places where the specialists will work.

Also, management must “ensure accurate accounting of time worked and effective control over the fullest and most rational use of working time by the employee.”.

Remote means on your own schedule and at any point, both on your own equipment and provided by the employer.

Home – to work exclusively at the place of residence, on the funds provided by the employer, and on his own schedule.

The bill also defines the concept of “flexible working hours”.

This is a mode of operation that is different from the rules of internal labor regulations, provided that the total number of working hours during the established accounting period.

Flexible working hours can provide:

1) a fixed time during which the employee must be present at the workplace and perform their duties; at the same time-division of a working day into parts can be provided;

2) variable time, during which the employee at its discretion determines the periods of work within the established norm of working hours;

3) break time for rest and meals.

The Verkhovna Rada also adopted in the second reading a government bill on the transition to electronic employment records.

Within 5 years there will be a transition period for inclusion in the State Register of information from paper employment records of the employee’s employment. At this time, you can use both a paper workbook and an electronic form of existing or entered information about work.

Information on employment is now entered by the employee and the employer for the imposition of a qualified electronic signature in the form of scanned copies of employment, certificates, etс.

After submission, the employer is obliged to hand over the original paper workbook to the employee under his signature..

Also, this bill introduces the possibility of automatic appointment of a pension with the preservation of the person’s right to defer retirement. At the same time, it is noted that in the case of postponement of the pension and continued employment, the amount of pension will increase by 0.5-0.75%.

Source: Economic truth