the Relevant amendments to the Labour code came in the Russian tripartite Commission (the document is in “Russian newspaper”). They establish mandatory requirements in the sphere of labor, to protect the rights and interests of workers and employers, to create favorable working conditions, stated in the explanatory note.
This means that workers can obtain an additional warranty. “Requirements in the sphere of labor relations are spelled out in separate legal acts, which are binding, explains associate Professor of Department of chamber of Commerce and industry of the Russian Federation “Development of human capital” Lyudmila Ivanova-Shvets. For example, the employment contract should contain items relating to the conditions of conclusion, amendment, termination, mode of work and rest.”
But as he said, the majority of the content of the labour contract and its conclusion was of a formal nature. “There was included a minimum standard of rights and obligations of the two parties, employers and the majority came to the conclusion of the contract on the principle of “minimum points and responsibility,” said Ivanova-Shvets. – Now the systematization of the norms of labor law will give the opportunity to the maximum extent to protect the worker, including the additional liabilities associated with the implementation of international treaties in the sphere of labor relations.” This is especially true today – when the pandemic is in the early stages, many organizations moved their employees in remote mode. “In the case of the bill, the employment contract will be of a highly individual nature, and this was originally provided for in its introduction. Employers and lawyers will have to seriously consider every item to conform to the norms of labor law,” says Ivanova-Shvets.
Remote work is to win more and more strong positions on the labour market. At the meeting on the situation in the labour market, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin noted that the number of Russians who work remotely, compared to 1 in April grew by thirty times. Now with “distance” employs more than 2 million people.
However, according to the rector of the Financial University under the government of the Russian Federation, member of the working group of the Russian trilateral Commission Alexander Safonov, remote operations can only be performed by mutual consent of the employee and the employer. And this should also be recorded in the amendments to the Labour code. When signing the employment contract, the employee must sign and agree to remote work. “If a person due to life circumstances there is no opportunity to work from home, it should not be a reason for the termination of labor relations”, – said the expert.