On remote work


On 16 October 2012 the State Duma of the Russian Federation adopted in the first reading Draft Law No. 88331-6 amending the Russian Labour Code in relation to employees who work outside the employer’s premises (remote work).

The amendments, among other things, establish the notion of a remote employee and define its relations with an employer. The employment agreement with the remote employee may be made electronically by means of enhanced-protection digital signature received from a competent certification authority (as defined in the Law on Electronic Digital Signature). The employment agreement may envisage other grounds for its termination in addition to those stated in the Labour Code. The remote employee independently manages his/her work, rest and recreation hours unless otherwise provided for in the employment agreement.

The provisions of the Draft Law will apply if adopted by the State Duma in three readings, approved by the Federation Council, signed by the President, and officially published.

For further information please contact Igor Ostapets or Irina Dmitrieva in the Moscow office of White & Case, tel + 7 495 787 3000 .