Articles by Julia Borozdna

B2B: Electronic Salary Ч to Pay or Not to Pay?

  • 15 October 15
  • Pepeliaev Group
Electronic payment systems are gaining popularity, and clients often ask us whether they can use electronic money to pay salaries to their employees.

B2B: Top Trends in HR Regulation

  • 13 October 14
  • Pepeliaev Group
There has certainly been no revolution in HR regulation, but some of the changes are significant and they are mostly positive for business.

B2B: New Law Bans Temporary Agency Work, But Allows For Secondment

  • 02 June 14
  • Pepeliaev Group
HR professionals were alarmed when a draft law to ban temporary agency work (TAW) was put before the State Duma in December 2010. Thanks to the business community working together with great dedication, this draft law remained a draft for almost three-and-a-half years.

B2B: Top Trends in HR Regulation

  • 21 October 13
  • Pepeliaev Group
The year 2013 has been marked by numerous developments in HR-related regulation and law enforcement practice. Here we will deal only with the most significant.

B2B: Are Rules for Bringing Foreign Specialists to Russia Becoming Simpler?

  • 17 September 13
  • Pepeliaev Group, LLC
The amendments mean that the inviting party must guarantee the foreign national they invite with financial and housing assistance.

B2B: Hiring Foreign Specialists: What to Remember About Quotas

  • 10 June 13
  • Pepeliaev Group
Regrettably, even if a company applies under the quota regime, this does not guarantee that it will be successful in obtaining permits.

B2B: Top HR Trends: Regulation and Enforcement Practice

  • 23 April 13
  • Pepeliaev Group
During 2012 there were a number of changes in HR from the standpoint of employment law.

B2B: Outsourcing in Russia: Advantages and Risks

  • 02 April 13
  • Pepeliaev Group
One disadvantage of outsourcing is that hidden costs and legal problems may arise if the outsourcing terms are not clearly defined.

Job Offer Letters: How to Exclude Employers' Risks

  • 12 February 13
  • Pepeliaev Group
Job offer letters are a relatively new development in Russian practice, and there is no mention of the concept in Russian labor law.

Top 7 HR Trends: Lawyers' Perspective

  • 23 October 12
  • Pepeliaev Group
In this article we would like to draw attention to the main HR trends from the standpoint of labor lawyers.

Hidden Pitfalls in Hiring Highly Qualified Foreign Specialists

  • 04 September 12
  • Pepeliaev Group, LLC
The investment climate in Russia has suffered for years as a result of the undue complexity and bureaucracy faced by the foreign business community when hiring foreigners. However, on July 1, 2010, Russia cut through this red tape. It introduced a simplified procedure for obtaining employment-related migration permits (i.e. a work permit and a work visa) when hiring highly qualified foreign specialists (a "Specialist").

Mediation of Employment Disputes in Russia

  • 24 April 12
  • Pepeliaev Group Law Firm

As of January 2011, when the new law on mediation came into force, employment disputes in Russia, as well as commercial and family law disputes, can be resolved using mediators.

Who Is in Charge of Compliance With Personal Data and Anti-Insider Legislation?

  • 21 February 12
  • Pepeliaev Group
The Russian Labor Code prescribes that employers having more than 50 employees should have a position of the labor safety specialist or labor safety department in its staff schedule, the government regulations require that a special person shall be responsible for maintenance of labor books, etc.

Employment Disputes Ц Litigation and Mediation

  • 09 November 10
  • Pepeliaev Group
In 2010, the number of employment disputes that have ended up in court has been continually increasing. Traditionally, litigation is most common in cases on termination, disciplinary fines, unpaid wages and bonuses.

Dismissal of a CEO on Sick Leave

  • 06 April 10
  • Pepeliaev Group
Can you terminate the powers of a CEO without actually dismissing the individual? What is the link between terminating the powers of the CEO of a limited liability company, (hereinafter УLLCФ), and the individualТs employment contract? When resolving this issue within the scope of employment law, many civil law, administrative law and other implications also arise.

Labor and Migration Audits in 2010

  • 16 February 10
  • Pepeliaev Group
Unfortunately more and more companies are finding these days that labor and migration audits are part and parcel of the business landscape in Russia.