Littler Global Guide - Russia - Q1 2020

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COVID-19: Presidential Orders on Measures to Prop Up Economy

New Order or Decree

Author: Uliana Kozeychuk, Attorney - Littler United States

New measures, based on President Putin’s Order Nos. 205 and 206, affect employers in Russia, as follows: (1)March 30, 2020 through April 3, 2020 are declared days off with full pay; (2) Government agencies, healthcare, pharmacies, stores, media, and other essential business will continue to operate; (3) Voting on Constitutional Amendments is being moved from April 22, 2020 to a day to be determined (if it falls on a workday, employers must relieve workers of all duties and pay for such workday as if it were a holiday); (4) Paid sick leave pay calculations have changed to be based on minimum wage until the end of 2020, at the earliest; (5) Unemployed benefits will equal minimum wage for most unemployed workers; (6) Small and medium-sized businesses will have lowered payroll tax rates (from 30% to 15%) applicable to wages in excess of minimum wage; and (7) For minimum wage, the rate will stay the same.

COVID-19: Guidance on Temperature Checks

New Regulation or Official Guidance

Author: Uliana Kozeychuk, Attorney - Littler United States

On March 16, 2020, the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, IT, and Mass Medias issued an explanation on temperature checks for employers. There is no need to ask workers or visitors to employers’ premises for their consent for these checks because working at, and visiting the premises, imply that consent was given. Employers need to post a notice on the premises about such temperature checks and destroy the temperature checks data within 24 hours. Employers may deviate from these requirements based on guidance provided by local or regional authorities.

Information contained in this publication is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or opinion, nor is it a substitute for the professional judgment of an attorney.