It is not required to notify of changes in the terms of the contract with a highly qualified specialist, including the assignment of other work or changes in the address of its performance

16 April 2020

On February 04, 2020, the Russian Constitutional Court recognized clause 2 of article 67 of the Russian Labour Code (employer’s obligation to issue an employment contract within 3 business days from the date of the employee’s actual work authorization or the date of the court’s recognition of civil relations as labor ones) and paragraph 1 of clause 8 of article 13 of the Federal law No. 115-FZ “On the legal status of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation” (obligation of an employer or customer to notify regarding the conclusion or termination (cancellation) of the labor or civil contract with a foreign citizen within 3 business days from the date of concluding or termination (cancellation) of the relevant contract) as constitutionally acceptable.

The Ministry of Labour of the Russian Federation made an explanation for remote work on the period since March 30th till April 30th

15 April 2020

The period from March 30th till April 30th were declared as non-working days with preservation of salary payments under President’s decrees No. 206 of 25 March 2020 “On declaration of non-working days in the Russian Federation” and No. 239 of 2 April 2020 “On measures for people’s sanitary-epidemiological welfare in condition of new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) spread”. Since primary intention of decrees is to reduce personal contacts during communication of disease, employers subsequently raised up questions about remote work and compensations during this period.

Lidings’ Partner Alexander Popelyuk Runs Master Class on Corporate Disputes

15 April 2020

Partner of the dispute resolution practice at Lidings Alexander Popelyuk will run a special online master class dedicated to Corporate Disputes: Practice of Russian Courts. The event is organized by the PRO.Education Center at Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL), a student organization established on the basis of the Department of Practical Jurisprudence at MSAL.

State Duma adopted amendments aimed at implementing the President’s and Government initiatives

03 April 2020

Deputies of the State Duma adopted the Law “On making amendments to certain legal acts of the Russian Federation on the prevention and liquidation of emergency situations” in terms of regulating relations arising in connection with the need for emergency response to calls related to the spread of coronavirus infection (“Law”).