Changes in labor legislation from September 1, 2024

From September 2024, a large block of changes will be introduced to the Labor Code of the Russian Federation:

  • on the temporary transfer of employees to another employer,
  • on wage debts,
  • vacations for disabled employees, and overtime pay.

In addition to the amendments to the Labor Code, the provisions of departmental acts adopted at the end of last year will come into force.
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Reclassifying civil law service contracts with the en konsu outs

Reclassifying civil law service contracts with the self-employed as employment contracts

The biggest risk in dealing with the self-employed is the risk of recharacterization. It arises when the tax or labor inspectorate suspects that the customer's relations with the contractor are not civil law relations but labor relations. This can result in heavy fines for the company.
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HR-DAY Kammer Russland in St. Petersburg

The Kammer Russland HR-DAY event took place on March 26. Konsu sponsored the event. Ekaterina Zelenina, General Director of Konsu, made a welcoming speech. Anna Reznikova, Head of Konsu's Labor and Migration Law Practice, spoke on the topic "Judicial practice in labor disputes" (Download presentation (PDF, RU)).Read more

The Rules for sending an accident report in electronic format to an authorized State labor authority and for employers to send information on compulsory employee accident insurance came into force

The employer is obliged to send information about the accident in electronic format in the form of a labor-related accident report through the information portal "Electronic Labor Exchange"
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Rostrud: the amount of advance payment is not set at the discretion of the employer

Rostrud clarified whether an employer has the right to set the amount of an advance payment at its discretion, for example 50% of the amount of the salary.
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Mitigation of liability for foreign citizens for administrative violations

Since 05.01.2024, changes have been introduced to the Administrative Offenses Code of the Russian Federation regarding the responsibility of foreign citizens by Federal Law of 25.12.2023 No. 649-FZ. Additionally, amendments have been made regarding the duration of the detention of foreigners in special institutions during the administrative expulsion procedure from the Russian Federation.Read more

Commercial secret

I. Definition

Current legislation defines a trade secret as a regime of confidentiality of information that allows its owner, under existing or possible circumstances, to increase income, avoid unjustified expenses, maintain a position in the market for goods, works, services or obtain other commercial benefit[1]. Read more