The President of the Russian Federation has signed a Law establishing the obligation for employers to employ disabled people in order to comply with the established quotas.
According to the document, starting from March 1, 2022, the quota for hiring disabled people is considered fulfilled by the employer in the case of registration of an employment relationship with a disabled person. This means that, as before, it will not be enough to fulfill the quota by fixing the number of jobs for disabled people only in the internal regulatory document act of the company. It will require the actual employment of such a category of employees in the company.
The new provisions of the Law establish that the number of employees for the purposes of calculating the quota for hiring disabled people is determined based on the average number of employees (ANE) without taking into account employees of branches and representative offices of the employer. When calculating the quota, employees whose working conditions at their workplaces are classified as harmful or dangerous will be excluded from the ANE.
Please be reminded that the quota is the minimum number of jobs for the employment of disabled people from the average number of employees. It amounts to:
Based on the established quotas of the organization:
A jobs quota mechanism, the quota size, employers’ obligations, and the deadline for and form of reporting to an employment centre can be set at the regional level. In such a case, we recommend examining in detail the legislation of the Russian constituent entity where the company is located. At present, the following regional quotas have been established for companies:
Please contact Acsour’s experts on issues concerning the employment of disabled people.