Ministry of labour: holidays do not serve as a basis for reduction of salaries

Russian Ministry of labor explained the procedure of remuneration of labour in non-working days entered in the country on behalf of the President because of the epidemic of the coronavirus COVID-19. On the Agency’s website notes that the presence of non-working days in March and April is not a ground for reduction of salary.

non-business days shall be with pay, the Ministry in its recommendations. The salary should be normal and not elevated as the upcoming “vacation” – not weekends and not holidays.

the Period non-working days not included in the number of vacation days. Therefore, if the employee is on leave, then these days are included.

Mode outside the working week does not apply to the subsistence structures, shops, banks, transport and pharmacies.