Recent developments in Russian employment law arising out of the President’s Order given on 14 March 2011 allow employees to work from home. These changes to the Labour Code of the Russian Federation (the “Labour Code“) are effective from 19 … Continue reading
If you’re an observer of current affairs, you’ll have noticed a new social phenomenon of commuters taking videos of racial abuse by fellow passengers. Initially, there was outrage at the footage – why was no-one around the victim doing anything? … Continue reading
Compliance with local employment and migration laws remains an area of increasing interest to Russian regulatory authorities. Consequently, international companies operating in Russia should pay attention to the employment and migration aspects of their local business activities. Below we highlight … Continue reading
Recent amendments to Russian law have opened up employment opportunities for foreign employees whilst simultaneously creating harsher sanctions for foreign employees who breach their visas.
There are many international businesses operating in Russia. Many encourage their employees to assume increased responsibility and, accordingly, to gain improved results, motivate their employees by implementing incentive schemes in the form of share-option plans. Share-option plans are used widely in … Continue reading
Modern Russian labour legislation is underpinned by a fundamental principle dating back to the Soviet era – the principle of the full protection of employees. That is why, although secondments are relatively common in Russia, the employer’s ability to second … Continue reading
Recent times have seen regular announcements of mass redundancies, more often than not from a company with global operations. These companies face the daunting challenge of analysing and comparing employee rights under the different legal regimes and co-ordinating the headcount … Continue reading
Compliance with local employment and immigration laws remains an area of increasing interest to Russian regulatory authorities and, consequently, for companies operating in Russia. International players shall pay more attention to the employment and immigration aspects of their local operations. … Continue reading
When considering employment law issues in Russia, the need for forethought and early action is imperative. A lack of appreciation of the importance of Russian employment law is quite common among foreign companies in the Russian market, and their ignorance has … Continue reading
Article in Russian publised in Labour Disputes magazine, N6 /2011 Autors: Marat Agabalyan and Dimitri Wasilevsky.