Russia wants to toughen employment rules for foreigners

The Russian government submitted a draft law to the State Duma on amendments to the Labor Code, related to peculiarities of labor activities of foreign citizens, the rules of employment will be toughened for them.

A relevant instruction was posted on the official website of the Russian government, Ukrinform's own correspondent in Russia reports.

“With the aim of improvement of a mechanism for carrying out labor activities on the territories of the Russian Federation by foreign citizens and stateless persons, the draft law is proposed to be added with a new Article 3513, establishing peculiarities of labor regulation for the concerned persons,” an instruction reads.

The draft law, in particular, notes that in addition to the documents, envisaged by Article 65 of the Labor Code of the Russian Federation, in concluding a labor agreement, a foreign person or a stateless persons, employed to work, have to present to an employer a permit for work, a patent, a permit for temporary residence, a residence permit (for foreign citizens, permanently residing in the Russian Federation). In addition, in concluding a labor agreement, a foreigner has to present to an employer an agreement (policy) of voluntary medical insurance. The policy must ensure rendering a medical assistance to a foreign citizen, both emergency and rescue emergency care, in the procedure established by the program of state guarantees for a free medical aid to citizens. An employer is entitled to dismiss a foreign worker in case of termination of his medical insurance policy or permissive documents and if new documents have not been drawn up over a month.

The draft law was approved at a meeting of the Russian Tripartite Commission for regulation of social-labor relations, as well as at a meeting of the Russian government on November 14.