Pepeliaev Group reports that Russian authorities at various levels have begun to take steps to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. Employers should consider them. New instructions are being issued almost every day and companies should be attentive in monitoring and following these.
The President has announced that the week from March 30 to April 3 is to be non-working time (exceptions include suppliers of food and essential goods) companies are adjusting their business processes to this new development.
The Russian courts are closed (except for very limited categories of hearings). And some public organizations such as the State Labour Inspectorate in Moscow are closed for visitors.
In Moscow, the Mayor has announced a high-alert regime, and has prescribed self-isolation to those who have returned from areas where the Coronavirus is widespread, as well as to individuals older than 65 years of age, individuals suffering from specific illnesses, and so on. In addition, employers are obliged to take the temperature of those employees who are in the office and to send them home if they have a fever. Where possible, companies are encouraged to organize remote work.
As regards the continued spread of the Coronavirus and the measures taken by the Russian authorities to prevent its spread, employers are asking the following questions, among others: “How should we legally formalize remote work, or absence from the office for those who cannot work remotely?” and “How will the state authorities monitor compliance?”
For answers and a summary of the latest news in Russia (text and video), please follow the updated link below (only available in Russian):
- Legal Issues of COVID-19.
- From March 19, 2020, temporary restrictions are imposed in the work of the courts of the Russian Federation.
- From March 18, 2020, temporary restrictions are imposed on foreign citizens.
- Coronavirus control: employers make a plan of action in an emergency.
- Coronavirus control: what employers should do.
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