New rules for remote work: the law is signed

LEGAL DIGEST \ 14.12.2020

Starting from January 1, 2021, amendments to the Labour Code of the Russian Federation will come into force, specifying new rules for remote work between an employee and an employer. According to the amendments, the Labour Code will contain the following provisions regulating the process of remote work. New types of remote work Starting from […]

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The public holiday calendar for 2021 has been approved

LEGAL DIGEST \ 10.12.2020

The Government of the Russian Federation has approved the occupational calendar for 2021. According to the approved calendar, the following holiday periods are set for the next year: From January 1st to January 10th; From February 21st to February 23rd; From March 6th to March 8th; From May 1st to May 3rd; From May 8th […]

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Increase in insurance premiums limits in 2021

LEGAL DIGEST \ 01.12.2020

The Government of the Russian Federation in its Resolution approved new limits on insurance premiums for 2021.  From January 1 next year, the following limits on insurance premiums will be applied: Type of insurance premiums Taxation base: salary from the beginning of the year 2020 Taxation base: salary from the beginning of the year 2021 […]

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New procedure for payment of allowances

LEGAL DIGEST \ 30.11.2020

Starting from January 1, 2021, the Social Insurance Fund (SIF) will pay insurance benefits to employees directly. The Draft Law has been submitted to the State Duma for discussion. If the law is adopted by the State Duma in the final reading and signed by the Head of state, these amendments will take effect at […]

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Approval of the new minimum living wage from 2021

LEGAL DIGEST \ 24.11.2020

The State Duma of the Russian Federation, in the first reading, approved a new amount and procedure for calculating the subsistence minimum and minimum salary (minimum living wage) in 2021. According to the new methodology, starting from January 1, 2021, the federal minimum living wage will increase by 5.5% and will be 12,792 rubles. If […]

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Graduated personal income tax rate of 15%

LEGAL DIGEST \ 17.11.2020

The President of the Russian Federation signed a Law according to which the income of individuals exceeding 5,000,000 rubles will be subject to personal income tax at the rate of 15%. According to the data of the document, from January 1, 2021, the amount of personal income tax will need to be calculated according to […]

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Monthly replenishment of the SME register

LEGAL DIGEST \ 10.11.2020

The President of the Russian Federation signed a Law providing for the transition to monthly entry of information in the Unified register of small and medium-sized business entities (SMEs) from November 7, 2020. Currently, the Register is updated annually on August 10, based on information available to the Federal Tax Service (FTS) as of July […]

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Transfer to remote working owing to covid-19 in St. Petersburg

LEGAL DIGEST, NEWS \ 06.11.2020

The Government of St. Petersburg has established for employers the obligation to transfer employees to remote working mode. These measures are being introduced owing to the spread of coronavirus infection.

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