Recent news

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

Russian Federation: Employers must report salaries by deadline

Companies in Russia must report the salaries paid to their Highly Qualified Specialists during Q3 2014 by October 30th 2014 …

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Russian Federation: New non-mandatory rules on compensation for inventions

On October 1st 2014, new rules regulating the compensation due to employee inventors by their employers entered into force in Russia …

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Russian Federation: Short-time working for companies affected by Russian boycott

The possibility of subsidised short-time working has been introduced in the Netherlands in order to lessen the impact of the Russian boycott of EU goods on businesses …

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Russian Federation: Bilateral agreement on social security ratified



A treaty between the Czech Republic and the Russian Federation on social security has now been ratified …

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Russian Federation: Guidelines for employers on dealing with the heat



Russia’s Federal Labour and Employment agency, Rostrud, has issued guidelines to employers regarding how best to deal with hot weather conditions …

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Russian Federation: Law to regulate agency work approved

The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, has agreed to a new law regulating agency work in Russia …

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Russian Federation: Language requirement for residence and work permits

As of January 1st 2015, all migrants wishing to live and work in Russia will, by law, have to demonstrate their knowledge of the Russian language, history and basic legislation …

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Russian Federation: Restrictions on compensation for termination

New amendments to the Labour Code recently came into force in the Russian Federation …

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Russian Federation: New industry agreement for oil and gas sector

The Ministry of Labour of Russia has made a formal proposal to companies in the oil and gas sector to join the Federal Agreement on the Oil and Gas Industry for 2014-2016 …

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Russian Federation: Employees to compensate employers for divulging confidential information

The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, has signed Federal Law No …

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Russian Federation: Special assessments of workplace conditions

A new law on special assessments of workplace conditions came into force in Russia on January 1st 2014, replacing the previous system of “attestation” …

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Russian Federation: Economic survey and recommendations

The Organisation for Economic Co-ordination and Development (OECD) has published an economic survey of the Russian Federation in 2014, in which it makes a number of recommendations …

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Russian Federation: Encouraging delayed retirement

The Russian Labour Ministry is exploring new ways to encourage workers to postpone retirement …

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Russian Federation: Tough immigration controls not eliminating illegal work

A total of 500,000 foreigners have been denied entry to Russia since the start of the year …

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