In Russia, the Employment Law is based on the Russian Labor Code adopted in February 2002. The Russian Labor Code establishes the rights of an employee and of the employer. The Employment Law applies to all types of companies, national or foreign, but also to all employees regardless their citizenship.

Expats are only liable to pay resident Russian taxes and social charges if they stay in the country at least 183 days during a calendar year.

Employers are also responsible for deducting the compulsory amount (pension and social insurance contributions etc.) from employee salaries and paying the state. Failure to do so results in penalty.

The minimum wage in Russia is determined individually by the Russian regions. In general, the monthly minimum salary is 11,163 RUB per month but for instance in Moscow the minimum wage is 18 742 RUB.


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