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Concise and to the point with ALRUD: Labour Law News (№1)

16 February 2024

Stay informed with the latest news ****on labour law****. ****Stay updated on the upcoming changes in labour legislation**** set to take effect in February-March 2024. These changes are crucial for accurate payroll calculation, keeping employment contracts up to date, and aligning HR management processes.

Legal rights for single parents with children under 16 years old to prevent dismissal

Starting on February 25, 2024, employees who are single parents of children under 16 years old will be ****safeguarded from the dismissal**** by their employer, even in the event of staff redundancies. At present, this limitation only pertains to individual employees who have children under the age of 14.

Still these employees may be dismissed under specific circumstances. These include instances of absenteeism, disclosure of legally protected confidentiality, intoxication at work, or a serious violation of employment duties by the head of the organization or their deputies.

Increased salary of highly qualified specialists

Effective from** 01 March 2024**, the minimum salary for highly qualified specialists (referred to as “HQS”) will be ****RUB 750,000 per quarter****. Compensation for HQS can take various forms:

  • either increased to RUB 250,000 per month (instead of the previous RUB 167,000 per month),

  • or increased due to other payments for the reporting quarter (e.g., ****bonus payments****).

Therefore, it is recommended to:

  • to make relevant ****amendments to employment contracts**** with HQS;

  • to indicate the new minimum income threshold for HQS in the ****notification**** submitted quarterly to the ****migration authorities****, in particular for the first quarter of 2024 (January-March 2024).

You can read more about other changes regarding HQS here.

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Note: Please be aware that all information provided in this letter was taken from open sources. Neither ALRUD Law Firm, nor the author of this letter bear any liability for consequences of any decisions made in reliance upon this information.

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