Articles by Salans

Probation Period -- General Issues and Enforcement

  • 18 March 09
  • and Maria Landau, Associate, Salans
At first glance, it may seem like the employer has every means necessary to test a new employee by setting a probation period in accordance with the Labor Code.

Technical and Cadastral Registration of Real Property

On March 1, 2008, Federal Law No. 221-FZ on the State Cadastre of Real Estate of July 24, 2007 (“Law 221”) went into effect, applying practically to all property owners and rightsholders and governing the relations between the Cadastre, state cadastral registration of properties and cadastral activities.

Employment of a General Director: What a Company Needs to Know

Employing a general director (president, general manager etc.) as a company's sole executive body is a complicated matter of particular concern to today's corporate owners and the authorized officials charged with the due maintenance of personnel documentation (i.e. HR specialists, accountants).

Common Employment Law Infringements

Many foreign employers are concerned to find that any employee may leave the company after giving a mere two weeks' notice.

Industrial Real Estate Construction: Legislation Update

In recent years Russia has witnessed steady investment growth -- especially foreign investment -- in industrial real estate construction.

Withholding Tax: Pain in the Neck Over?

  • 13 March 07
  • Special for The Moscow Times
In practice, one out of three companies fails to obtain the necessary certificates before the payment date.