The draft Law “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts to Improve the Legal Regulation of Telework” was adopted as a basis

Information Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Secretariat
03 November 2020, 14:30

The draft law proposes to regulate the issues of remote and home-based work at the legislative level.

The draft law proposes to:

- prescribe the conceptual apparatus and establish that: remote work is performed by the employee outside the employer's premises in any place of his|her choice and with the use of information and communication technologies. Home-based work is performed by the employee at his place of residence or in other pre-selected premises, which are characterized by the presence of a fixed area, technical means (basic production and non-production assets, tools, appliances, inventory) or a combination thereof;

- provide employers with the opportunity to acquaint employees with orders, notices and other documents using electronic means of communication;

- establish that the employer acquaints the employee with the rules of internal labor regulations and the collective agreement when applying them for a job;

- provide that at home-based work the general mode of work of the enterprise, establishment and the organization extends to workers;

- to give the employee the opportunity to demand from the employer a temporary (up to 2 months) transition to remote work, if actions have been taken against him with signs of discrimination;

- an employee who has a child under the age of 3 or takes care of a child until he or she reaches the age of six is given the opportunity to perform his or her work on the terms of remote work;

- provide for the conclusion of written agreements on full liability with employees performing work under an employment contract for remote or home-based work. Establish the employee's liability for damage caused by lack, destruction or damage to equipment and facilities provided for use by the employee to perform work under a contract for remote or home-based work.