Employment law issues rarely determine the strategy for a multi-jurisdictional business acquisition, but they can certainly give rise to significant avoidable costs and delay if issues are not spotted in advance. In the Herbert Smith Freehills 2016 global survey, 57% … Continue reading
On 1 January 2016 the provisions of Russian law on employee's labour arrangements (secondments) adopted back in 2014 entered into force.
Herbert Smith Freehills has published the first edition of a Global Guide to Whistleblowing, providing a quick reference guide to the law and culture around employees 'blowing the whistle' in 40 key jurisdictions covering in EMEA, the Americas and Asia … Continue reading
On 1 January 2015 new amendments governing the liability of employers for breaches of Russian employment legislation entered into force. In particular, the general penalty for breach of employment legislation has been increased. Moreover, some new penalties have been introduced … Continue reading
We have recently updated our multi-jurisdictional guide discussing potential employee issues in business transfers (first published in October 2013). The second edition reflects the law as at February 2015. The guide is a quick reference tool covering the key legal … Continue reading
Following Russia's accession to the World Trade Organisation and various policy developments, the law governing the engagement of foreign employees in Russia has undergone several changes.
After almost 4 years of deliberation, the concept of a secondment has finally been introduced into the Russian Labour Code by Federal Law No. 116-FZ dated 5 May 2014 (the "Law") entering into force on 1 January 2016. Amendments have … Continue reading
Employment contracts in Russia often contain ‘golden parachute’ provisions which entitle employees to compensation in the event of termination of their employment.
Compliance with local employment and immigration laws is an area of increasing interest to Russian regulatory authorities. Multi-national companies operating in Russia may be surprised by many aspects of Russian law, and should take particular note of the requirements given … Continue reading
Recent developments in Russian employment law arising out of the President's Order given on 14 March 2011 allow employees to work from home. These changes to the Labour Code of the Russian Federation (the "Labour Code") are effective from 19 … Continue reading