Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Russia as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Russian Federation: HR lost jobs

Nationals of countries outside the Eurasian Economic Union residing in the Oblast around Russia’s third most populous city – Novosibirsk – are now banned by a local decree from employment in 16 occupations …

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Russian Federation: Beyond Big Brother

A sinister App called FindFace is all the rage in Russia …

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Russian Federation: Statistics reveal significant fall in real wages

In a country where the state is so prone to massage the truth, it is surprising to receive from the official statistical service, Rosstat, an admission that Russian real wages fell by 9 …

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Russian Federation: Public holidays for 2016 confirmed

The Russian government has signed a decree which confirms public holidays and non-working days in 2016 …

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Russian Federation: Substance abuse an increasing problem among workers

Referring to ‘a propensity for alcohol abuse’, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Olga Golodets, recently spoke out in favour of the introduction of an employee ethics code to combat all forms of substance abuse in the workplaces of major state-owned companies …

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Russian Federation: Agency work restrictions aggravate staff depletion problems

From January 1st 2016, the employment of temporary agency staff in Russia will be subject to new restrictions introduced through Law 116-FZ passed back in May 2014 (see newswire dated May 22nd 2014) …

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Russian Federation: Draconian data protection law now in force

The Russian law on the storage of personal data of Russian citizens came into force on September 1st 2015 …

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Russian Federation: Introduction of professional standards

Recent amendments to the Russian Labour Code have introduced rules for the implementation of professional standards in a number of professions in Russia …

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Russian Federation: Reasons for not hiring a job candidate must be provided within seven days

Following the entry into force on July 11th 2015 of an amendment to Russia’s Labour Code, employers in Russia are now required to explain, in writing, the reasons a job candidate was not hired within seven days of a request for this information being made …

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Russian Federation: New data protection law raises questions for international employers

On September 1st  2015 a new data protection law will enter into force in Russia …

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Russian Federation: 2016 work permit quota application period open

Employers in Russia wishing to hire non-highly qualified specialists and non CIS nationals in 2016 should be aware that the standard work permit quota application period has now opened …

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Russian Federation: Time limits to be imposed on issuing refusal statements

An amendment to the law regarding written statements for unsuccessful job candidates is currently being considered by the Russian State Duma …

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Russian Federation: Paid leave for medical tests proposed

The Russian State Duma is currently preparing a new law which would require employers to pay their employees when they take a day off work to undergo a medical examination …

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Russian Federation: Employment protection proposed for employees on childcare leave

Proposed amendments to article 261 of the Labour Code of the Russian Federation have been submitted to the State Duma for review …

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Russian Republic: Minimum wage increase

On January 1st 2015 the national monthly minimum wage in Russia increased by 411 rubles (5 …

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