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Amendments to Russian Labor Code introduce changes


Federal law from June 30, 2006

On 30 June 2006, the Russian President approved the long-awaited amendments to the Russian Federation’s Labor Code (“Restated LC”). The Restated LC is to be put into effect on 6 October 2006, 90 days after its publication.

The amendments are the result of a three-year-long effort by the Working Group of the State Duma’s Committee for Labor and Social Policies. The amendments deal mostly with legal technicalities and generally aim to eliminate previously existing inconsistencies and explain various provisions of the Russian Labor Code. However, there are some substantive changes and all employers operating in Russia (including those employing expatriates) must pay special attention to present amendments.

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