Spenser & Kauffmann opens Labour and Employment Practice

Spenser & Kauffmann is pleased to announce the opening of Labour and Employment Practice headed by counsel Tetyana Ivanovych.

The team advises on all aspects arising out of employment relations, including:

  • Risk assessment during hiring, transfer and dismissal of personnel of all levels, including senior and top-management;
  • Assisting in international mobility of executive personnel and compliance of the procedure with labour, corporate and tax laws;
  • Employment agreements and contracts, non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements, service provision agreements;
  • Incentive Programmes, Motivational Schemes, Employee Share Plans;
  • Collective bargaining agreements, strikes and trade unions;
  • Transfer of employees, downsizing, restructuring;
  • Employment of foreigners, work permits;
  • Compensation programs, taxation, local policies;
  • Lay-offs and peaceful settlements;
  • Labour disputes;
  • Disciplinary proceedings.

Tetyana has over 10 years of successful track record in advising a range of international and domestic clients on various aspects of labour 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. Tetyana frequently represents employer’s interests in complex labour disputes arising from various aspects of employment relations. Tetyana previously worked  in Vasil Kisil and Partners law firm and has unique experience in the participation and coordination of various international projects in the HR sphere thanks to participation in Ius Laboris Alliance, which brings together the leading law firms in labor law around the world.

“I am most excited in my new role as the Head of Labour and Employment Practice. I do 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 Labour Code to be passed already this year. In terms of harmonization of the Ukrainian legislation to the one of the EU, the labour law has not become an exception, – Tetyana said. – Ukraine has committed to align its legislation to seven EU directives. These transformations will push for greater openness of the labour market at the same time, however, providing decent working conditions”.