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Russia: Since june 9, 2017, the Federal Law clarified the employer’s obligations on employee’s enforcement debt documents

According to the new version of the Federal Law “On Enforcement Proceedings” No. 229-FZ, each employer who pays salary to his “employee with a debt” (debtor) is completing the enforcement document if: 1) amounts are fully transferred; 2) the debtor has changed the place of work, study, other incomes; 3) there was an application from the recoverer; 4) there was a decree on termination (ending, cancellation) of performance from a bailiff-executor. In case of non-compliance with the law there is a fine up to 100,000 rubles.

Russia: The legislator is planning to expand the trade unions’ rights (the bill no. 157764-7)

The draft Federal Law No. 157764-7 has already been adopted in the second reading in the State Duma of the Russian Federation. The RF Labor Code and the Federal Law as of 12.01.1996 No. 10-FZ will be supplemented by the following innovations: 1. The obligation of creating collective agreements. 2. The right of the trade union to apply to a court. 3. Prohibition of directors to head the trade union.

Russia: The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation has not allowed to pay a maternity allowance to the daughter of an entrepreneur

The Resolution of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation as of 10.05.2017 No. 302-КG17-3832 denied the entrepreneur’s reimbursement for the payment of maternity benefits to his daughter (employee). The Supreme Court noted that the entrepreneur had recruited only one employee; in addition, she did not have sufficient experience to perform the work.