The government department specified that when calculating average earnings, it was not necessary to take into account the time and amounts that are actually accrued from the end of March to the beginning of May. These days were declared non-working by the President’s decrees, with the salary saved. We are referring to calculating the average earnings for cases provided for by the Labour Code of the Russian Federation (for example, leave, business trip, or extra time off for care for disabled children).
The Ministry justified its approach as follows. Average earnings are calculated based on the actually accrued salary and time worked for the previous 12 calendar months. At the same time, there are situations when the time and funds accrued during this period are excluded from the calculation. One of these situations includes other cases when an employee was discharged from employment under the legislation of the Russian Federation.