The Government of the Russian Federation has issued a Decree establishing new types of control activity in the field of employment legislation.
According to the document, when carrying out state control, starting from July 1, 2021, the territorial bodies of the Federal Labour and Employment Agency can conduct a new type of inspection measures – a preventive visit in the form of a conversation.
A preventive conversation can be held at the company’s location or in the format of a video conference call. The duration of the check is not more than 8 working hours. Such visits are mandatory for organizations which activities:
Also, apart from desk and on-site inspections, labour inspectors can carry out control activity in the form of inspection visits or raid inspections. Inspections are unscheduled and inspectors will not warn about them in advance.
The format of checks can be as follows: inspection, interview, receipt of arguments in writing, discovery o documents from the company or examination (only for a raid inspection). The term of carrying out these types of control is one working day.
It is also possible to carry out checks using remote interaction – by means of audio or video communication, or by taking of photographs. If the supervisory authorities use this method, a corresponding entry is made in the certificate of the control activity.
Please be reminded that inspections by the State Labour Inspectorate are carried out using a risk-based approach, which assigns a certain risk category to the organization’s activities.
The procedure for placing the activities of organizations or facilities used by them into a particular risk category is established in the Rules approved by the Decree No. 1230 of the Government dated July 21, 2021. At the moment there are six categories:
|Risk category||Hazard class||Specifics of conducting scheduled checks|
|Extremely high||1st class||Once a year|
|High||2nd class||Once every two years|
|Significant||3rd class||Once every three years|
|Average||4th class||Once every five years|
|Moderate||5th class||Once every six years|
|Low||6th class||Checks are not conducted|
The establishment of the above-mentioned measures is associated with a large-scale reform in the field of control and supervisory activities – the entry into force of Federal Law No. 248-FZ dated July 31, 2020, which defines a new procedure for organizing state and municipal control. The law introduces a number of other new developments, for example:
In the matters of conducting inspections by the supervisory authorities and preparing for them, please contact Acsour experts.