The influence of martial law on labour relations in Ukraine


  • Volodymyr O. HAVRYLYUK Prosecutor of the Zakarpattia region
  • Nataliya V. RYBAK Individual Entrepreneur
  • Volodymyr V. KUZMENKO Sixth Administrative Court of Appeal
  • Olha V. LETS Research Institute of Public Law
  • Oleh P. DENEHA Interregional Academy of Personnel Management


labor law, labor relations, war in Ukraine, martial law, labor rights in time of war


The realisation of the right to work is an important aspect of human rights, as the right to work not only ensures a normal standard of living from a material point of view, but also ensures the ongoing development of the individual. The right to work is internationally recognised and enforced by states. At the same time, labour law, which regulates the respective relationship between the employee and the employer, is constantly evolving under the influence of various factors, just as society and the State are evolving. The hostilities which began in Ukraine on 24 February 2022 have had a strong impact on all areas of the country. The purpose of this article is to identify the nature of the changes that have taken place in the labour legislation of Ukraine under martial law. Due to new circumstances and challenges of modern times, as well as significant changes in the functioning of the state under martial law, the issue of changes in labour law and restrictions on certain labour rights is very topical.


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How to Cite

Volodymyr O. HAVRYLYUK, Nataliya V. RYBAK, Volodymyr V. KUZMENKO, Olha V. LETS, & Oleh P. DENEHA. (2023). The influence of martial law on labour relations in Ukraine. Revista Jurídica Portucalense, 276–294. Retrieved from