According to Rosstat, in 2019 from 67.1 m employed only 30 thousand worked remotely on a formal basis. Lawmakers decided to fix it. According to the labor Ministry, in the period of the pandemic coronavirus 6 million Russians switched to remote work. But the legislation does not sufficiently regulate this area, although the Labour code there is an article about telecommuting, said the MPs.

a Bill introduced in the state Duma the Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, as well as a group of deputies and senators. The document contains provisions concerning working time and rest remote workers (in particular, “the right to be offline”). In addition, he reglamentary types of telecommuting, the reasons for them, as well as the interaction between the employee and the employer.

Are these modes of operation as a temporary remote (remote) operation and combination of distance (remote) work.

the Bill guaranteed that wages for temporary remote work is paid in full while maintaining the scope of work specified in the employment contract. Priority for temporary remote work in a simplified manner in the presence of such possibility is offered to transfer pregnant women, employees with children under the age of 14 years, the disabled, pensioners and some other categories.

the Bill was first introduced such a notion as the inviolability of the personal time of the employee and the right to be offline, – said the first Deputy Chairman of the faction “United Russia” in the state Duma Andrey Isaev. – Many employees complained that after the transfer to udalenku employers are bothered by their calls and messages any time of the day or night.

He noted that it is planned to introduce the concept of “graph of interaction”, which will determine the time at which the employee must stay with the employer. That period is regarded as the worker’s time, which is inviolable.

meanwhile, for the second reading, the lawmakers decided to make the distinction between remote and remote work. As explained the first Deputy Chairman of Committee of the state Duma Committee on labor, social policy and veterans Affairs Mikhail Tarasenko, it’s not the same thing. So, remote work is similar in mode and schedule office work. And remote work is freelance, which involves a simplified approach.

the second reading may be a requirement for employees on “udalenke” – the need to notify the employer of their whereabouts.

the government, the amendment was supported, but recommended to prescribe the consequences of refusal of employee to transfer to a temporary remote work.

In the final version of the document will be adopted before the end of the year so that it came into force on 1 January.