The Federal Law as of 01.05.2017 No. 84-FZ introduces a new edition of the Labor Code of the Russian Federation. Amendments regulate the protection of the employees of credit institutions (banks) in case of the revoking of a license by the Bank of Russia and in case of bankruptcy.
The President signed the Federal Law as of 01.05.2017 No. 86-FZ which introduced electronic certificate of temporary incapacity for work. Paper certificate will continue to operate.
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.
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.
Amendments are proposed in Art. 57 of the Labor Code of the RF (the content of the employment contract) and gives to an employer the opportunity to impose restrictions or a complete ban on the use of social networks during working hours. If the law is adopted, it will come into force on January 1, 2018.
In accordance with the amendments, employers will be able to fix the possibility of working without break for rest and food in internal regulations or in employment contracts if the duration of daily work (shift) does not exceed four hours.
The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation in its Resolution as of 16.06.2017 No. 307-КG16-19781 considered the legitimacy of additional charge of personal income tax for employees who received compensation for their dismissal.
The Supreme Court concluded that the obligation to carry out salary indexing can be realized through internal company rules: through increasing the skills and awards, and economic indicators.
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.