Fines for the late submission of a declaration of a special assessment of working conditions
Legal Digest \ 27.02.2019The Moscow City Court has held that the late submission of a declaration of compliance of working conditions further to a special assessment constitutes a violation for which a fine can be lawfully imposed.
A company tried to challenge a fine of RUB 60,000 imposed by the Labour Inspectorate for the company being 5 days late in submitting a declaration issued following a special assessment of working conditions. The court, however, sided with the supervisory authority and refused to hold that the violation was negligible. This was because, in the court’s opinion, the violation that was committed “impinges upon relationships involving state regulation of the process of ensuring employees’ safety”.
Consequently, companies should pay close attention not only to conducting such a special assessment of working conditions, but also to promptly submitting the declaration of compliance. Otherwise, fines are inevitable. You can file the declaration electronically at the website of the Federal Labour and Employment Service.
For any matters relating to how a special assessment of working conditions should be conducted, please contact Acsour’s experts.