the Chairman of the government of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin encouraged to apply new methods in the field of employment to improve the situation in the sphere of employment. He stated this today at a meeting on the labour market.
As pointed out by the Prime Minister, “to really improve the status of employment, will actively apply new methods in the field of employment”. “I mean, in particular, support for remote forms of employment,” — said Mishustin, quoted in a press-service of the Cabinet.
according to the Prime Minister, “now the number of those working remotely, more than 2 million people”, that is “from 1 April increased by almost 30 times.”
“This form has become convenient for many categories of workers, including those who have disabilities or parents with young children. It is also a promising form of employment for such areas as information technology and a number of programmes of secondary and higher education. It is important that the rights of people who work remotely, were protected in accordance with the law,” made clear the Prime Minister.
we will Remind, last week the labor Minister Anton Kotkov did not rule out that about 5% of employed Russians will continue to operate in remote mode after the lifting of the restrictive measures imposed to combat the spread of coronavirus infection COVID-19. According to him, now about 9.5% of employed Russians continue to work remotely, it’s “5 million jobs”.
Earlier, on 16 June, the state Duma had been made amendments to the Labour code regulating working on “udalenke”. The need to develop changes arose from the pandemic coronavirus and translation of a considerable part of employees to work from home. The bill provides three types of remote work: remote work directly with temporary remote (remote) job is remote and combinedNaya (remote) operation.
the relationship between employer and employee maximizes handling in electronic form with simultaneous refusal from signing labour contract with the use of qualified electronic digital signature.
the Bill eliminates the requirement to identify the workplace as one of the terms of the employment agreement on remote work. Indicates that the workspace of a telecommuter can be everywhere where it is possible to connect to the Internet.
arrange the issues related to work time of remote workers, in particular, their right not to be on call around the clock with the employer and not to respond to letters and phone calls in certain time periods.
Establishes the right remote employee and of an employee in a temporary mode remote operation to be “offline”. It is also proposed to establish a legislative rule governing the interaction with the employee via electronic means of communication in his time relaxing by analogy with attraction to overtime work. The interaction of the employer with the employee within a period of time of rest the employee shall be paid to the employee in the manner provided for overtime work stated in the document.
Adjusted norms of the Labor code on the rescission of the contract with the remote worker. Termination of an employment contract on remote work at the initiative of the employer will be made on the grounds stipulated by the labor contract.
let’s Add that the Russian economy in February—March 2020 was under the powerful impact of two negative factors — the rapid spread of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 and its deleterious effect on the global economy and collapse in oil prices. Against this background, the rouble significantly depreciated against the dollar and the Euro. Reacting to the situation, the government and the Bank of Russia adopted several packages of measures to support economiesand citizens.
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