The Russian State Duma introduced a bill on the regulation of the distance and the time teleworking. The text of the document was today published in the electronic database of the lower chamber of the data.
Initiative complements and specifies the provisions of Chapter 49.1 of the Labor Code (LC) of the Russian Federation devoted to the peculiarities of labor regulation of remote employees. The bill contains rules relating to working and rest teleworker (in particular, the "right to be offline") regulates types of remote employment reason for their use, as well as the order of interaction of the employee and the employer.
The document also establishes the possibility of compensation teleworker costs:
"Collective agreements, by-laws adopted by taking into account the views of the elected body of primary trade union organization, labor contracts on teleworking may provide the order for costs associated with the use of employee personal equipment, software and hardware, information security tools", - stated in the bill.
Permitted to conclude an employment contract for the remote operation and an agreement to amend the terms and conditions through the exchange of electronic documents. At the same time as a place of signing the contract shall specify the place of the employer. In addition, for the termination of an employment contract on the remote establishes the general bases provided by the Labor Code, rather than the treaty itself, as it was earlier.
Document introduced by the group of State Duma deputies and senators led by the chairmen of the chambers of the Federal Assembly Valentina Matvienko and Vyacheslav Volodin.
The developers of the document referred to the problems of Russian labor legislation identified during the pandemic coronavirus. According to them, in effect since 2013 head of the Labor Code 49.1 of remote work is difficult enough for the application, so that it is used the minimum number of workers and employers.
According to Rosstat, in 2019 of 67.1 million employed only 30 thousand people working remotely on a formal basis.
Note that yesterday in the State Duma was introduced a bill to terminate the blocking messenger Telegram in Russia.