- January 31, 2022
New Obligations for Companies With More Than 25 Employees
Amendments1 affecting organizations with more than 25 employees took effect in January 2022. Such employers have a number of new obligations.
1) To post the following information on the “Work in Russia” portal:
- about vacant jobs and vacant positions,
- about the liquidation of the organization,
- about the reduction of headcount or staff, and possible termination of employment contracts,
- introduction of a part-time working day (shift) and (or) incomplete working week, as well as the suspension of production,
- application of bankruptcy procedures with regard to the employer.
To do this, the employer must register on the “Work in Russia” portal in the “Employer’s Personal Account” section (if this has not been done before).
It is necessary to report on vacancies on a monthly basis, but the exact date has not been set.
2) notify the employment service of the results of the interview with applicants who are referred to them from the Employment Center.
3) Employers must comply with the quota for employing people with disabilities.2
Quotas are established in the following ratio:
- for organizations with headcount from 35 to 100 persons – not more than 3% of the headcount;
- for organizations with headcount in excess of 100 persons – 2-4% of headcount.
The percentage may also vary depending on the region.
The calculation of the average headcount for establishing the quota does not include employees whose working conditions are classified as harmful and (or) dangerous working conditions.
The legislation of the Russian Federation establishes liability for failure to meet the quota for disabled persons, both for the fact that the quota is not met, and for failure to submit the necessary information to the employment service agencies.
Liability for failure to submit or late submission, as well as for submitting incomplete or distorted mandatory information on the “Work in Russia” portal, and for non-compliance with job quotas for disabled persons is currently stipulated by Article 19.7 of the Code of the Russian Federation on Administrative Offenses. This is a warning or an administrative fine:
- for citizens in the amount of 100 to 300 rubles,
- for managers – from 300 to 500 rubles,
- for a company – from 3,000 to 5,000 rubles.
- The law dated 28.06.2021 № 219-FZ “On Amendments to the Law of the Russian Federation” ‘On Employment of Population in the Russian Federation’”.
- According to Federal Law No. 181-FZ of November 24, 1995 “On Social Protection of Disabled People in the Russian Federation”.