Problems of Labour Legislation Codification in Belarus and Ukraine: History, Current Situation and Prospects



labour code, codification, law, labour relations, reform, draft


Taking into account the general historical past (up to the 1990s), the paper examines current issues of codification and improvement of labour legislation in Belarus and Ukraine. The first part of the article briefly analyzes three global reforms of the Labour code of Belarus that took place in 2007-2008, 2014 and 2019-2020. Based on the generalization of legal and technical features of these three reforms, both negative trends in the development of labour law in Belarus and positive features associated with increased flexibility in regulating labour relations were identified. The second part of the paper examines the current situation of labour legislation in Ukraine, its non-compliance with the realities of the market economy. Special attention is paid to the analysis of the draft of law "On labour", submitted by the Government to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in 2019.


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Problems of Labour Legislation Codification in Belarus and Ukraine: History, Current Situation and Prospects. (2020). Journal Transition Studies Review, 27(2), 41-49.