10.06.2021 records of labor activity are kept in electronic form in Ukraine. What
are the advantages of e-labor records?
to the Ministry of Social Policy:
On June 10,
2021, electronic labor books were introduced in Ukraine (Law of Ukraine of
February 5, 2021 № 1217-IX). The electronic labor books will replace the old
paper versions, which used to be required to be held by the employer by law.
The old paper labor books are similar to passports in appearance.
paper workbooks are used when calculating length of employment, to confirm
length of work history in the relevant field, and so on. With the help of an
electronic workbook, the necessary information can be obtained on the electronic
For 5 years
the authorities will take into account both the paper workbook and the
electronic form. If a person has work experience before 2004, this information
can be entered into the electronic register independently or with the help of
introduction of electronic employment records will help eliminate the
possibility of loss of employment records, damage, error and inaccurate
information in the old paper document, as well as simplify access to
information about work experience or labor insurance history
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Paper labor books, a relic of Soviet times, have long been a hindrance to the ease of employment and proving employment history. This new development is a welcome addition to Ukraine´s ongoing digitalization effort and will free employers from having to store labor books on their premises.
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