An employee may demand a larger sum than that specified in the collective agreement. If there is a reason to pay compensation to employees, the amount of pay from the agreement and the collective agreement is money that an employer must pay on an uncontested basis. The final sum must be negotiated by the employee and the employer. If they fail to agree, the amount of compensation shall be determined by court.
Employees have to revoke letters of resignation through an authorized person. When an employee withdraws the resignation, but it is reviewed by an unauthorized person and the employee is aware of this, hisher dismissal shall be deemed valid.
The Supreme Court of Russia has approved the procedure for filing court documents electronically. To confirm an application process, an enhanced qualified electronic signature or an account on a website of public services is required. The court may accept the electronic document itself (originally created in electronic form) or a scan of a paper document.
The purposes are: 1) the employee can obstruct investigation; 2) the employee can influence a witness; 3) the employee can destroy evidence.
The Moscow City Court stated that the purpose of a deadline period for action is to quickly restore the violated rights, and the dependent position of the employee is not a sufficient reason to justify his/her omission.
To dismiss such worker, an employer needs to wait for expiration of the leave (in Russia it could be up to three years).
In case of reorganization: the employer inputs the production process which did not exist in the organization before. The assessment is not required if the employer: 1) has not introduced new jobs; 2) has not changed the working conditions of employees.
According to the result of a joint meeting, the Ministry of Labor will prepare a schedule of changing these regulations.
a newly introduced bill seeks to increase fines up to 70 thousand rubles (approx. EUR 1,000) for employers who interfere with labor inspectors. If the bill is adopted, a director involved in committing multiple administrative offenses within the same year will not be disqualified (current penalty). Instead, only an administrative fine would be imposed.
the right of labor inspectors to control acts of the Soviet Union has to be canceled on July 1, 2017. The Ministry of Labor intends to extend amendments until January 1, 2019 for the transition period.