The Cabinet of Ministers limited during crisis access of foreigners on the Ukrainian labor market, the Businessman - Ukraine" reports ". Since the beginning of May for employers the order of delivery of permissions to use of work of foreigners and stateless persons will be toughened - the quantity necessary for document registration and the size of penalties in case of providing work without official permission will increase. Experts consider that the government wants to keep vacancies for Ukrainians, but the decision of Cabinet of Ministers can provoke growth of illegal labor migration.
The Cabinet of Ministers published the resolution No. 322 adopted on April 8 by which procedure of delivery, extensions of validity periods and cancellation of permissions to use of work of foreigners and stateless persons is changed. For employers who want to use work of foreign citizens, since May the list of documents for receiving in the centers of employment of the work permit of foreigners is increased. Besides the argument of expediency of use of work of foreigners and copies of diplomas about education or qualification, the enterprises have to have the certificate of absence of debt before Fund of obligatory state social insurance and the certificate of criminal records of the foreign citizen or information that it isn't under examination.
If such documents aren't provided, the employer won't get permission to employment of the employee. The term of issue of allowing documents is changed by Cabinet of Ministers only for the management, managers and experts - earlier they could work in Ukraine before the termination of period of validity of the contract, now - no more than three years (for all the others - one year).
The Cabinet of Ministers also increased a penalty for employers for informal use of work of foreigners - from 50 tax-free minima of the income of citizens (850 UAH) to 20 minimum wages (12,5 thousand UAH) for each employee. Besides, all costs of deportation of the illegal foreign worker will be assumed by the enterprise.