The State Duma (lower chamber of the Russian Parliament) adopted in the first reading a draft law that obliges employers to inform the State Pension Fund about all employed individuals (including those hired under civil law agreements). As from 1 January 2016, the government plans not to apply indexation (i.e. regular adjustment) of pensions to […]
On 24 November 2015, the Russian Supreme Court issued clarifications devoted to the application of laws regulating labour of sportsmen and coaches. The Court discussed complex issues that lower courts come across when considering disputes involving sportsmen and coaches. In particular, the Court confirmed that individual labour disputes are subject to resolution by state courts […]
The Russian Government adopted long-awaited Rules on accreditation of private employment agencies (PEAs). As from 1 January 2016, only accredited PEAs and affiliated companies will be allowed to provide personnel (out-staffing). This means that PEAs will not receive accreditations in advance. The accreditation process is expected to take around one month.
The Russian Ministry of Labour drafted a bill aimed at simplifying HR record management in “microenterprises” (companies having no more than 15 employees and no more than 120 mln Rub (approx. 2 mln USD) as annual revenue). Such companies will be allowed to NOT make records in employees’ labour books (document that confirms employment history) […]
General In December 2014, the Russian Employment Code (the “Employment Code”) was supplemented by Chapter 50.1, which sets forth specifics of employment of foreign nationals and persons without citizenship (since the new Chapter does not differentiate regulations between these two categories, both will hereinafter be referred to as foreign citizens or foreign employees). The Chapter […]