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-?G16-19781 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-?G17-3832 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.