Russian Government approves Decree on preserving jobs for mobilized citizens

Russian Government approves Decree on preserving jobs for mobilized citizens

23 September 2022

Dear Colleagues!

Please be advised that on September 22, 2022, the Russian Government announced on its official website the approval of the Decree whereby mobilized citizens will be entitled to keep their employment and later return to their workplaces.

Since the document has yet to be published, there is no comprehensive description available of the measures taken. On its official sites, the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation has explained the following concerning the updated regulation of labour relations in the context of mobilization:

  • a mobilized employee may not be dismissed, and the employer is obliged to retain an employee’s position;

  • during the military service of a mobilized employee, the employer may enter into fixed-term employment contracts and engage temporary employees to temporarily replace the mobilized employee;

  • after completion of military service, an employee who is called up may return to her/his workplace subject to the same original conditions.

The Decree will apply only to conscripted employees called up as of September 21, 2022. Publication of the Decree is expected shortly, whereupon we will promptly examine legislative changes and inform you accordingly.

ALRUD’s experts have extensive expertise in employment matters and will be happy to provide legal support both to employers and employees in connection with the current mobilization in the Russian Federation.

Practice: Labour and Employment

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