Employment contract.

Generally, the relationship between an employer and an employee is of contractual nature and an employment contract must be concluded. The employment contract must be done in writing.

The contract may contain provisions about the probation period, confidentiality, obligation of an employee to work a particular period of time after training if training was at the employer's expense and other provisions. Russian labour legislation establishes minimum requirements to labour relationships, provisions of the contract which worsen the employee's position as compared to those established by law are void.

The labour contract is deemed to be concluded from the moment when an employee starts working.