The interaction of the employee and the employer in the conditions of remote work in many jurisdictions is already a very familiar phenomenon. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the gradual transition of labour relations to the digital space, remote work has become the universal response of employers and employees to the external and internal challenges of 2021.
On February 27, 2021 the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts Concerning Improving the Legal Regulation of Teleworking" came into force, the adoption of which was dictated by the need to provide additional social and economic guarantees in connection with the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Today, the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic around the world is making changes in almost all spheres of people's lives, which in turn leads to the need to adopt additional mechanisms in the regulation of labour relations aimed at solving employment problems and improving the welfare and safety of the population. To some extent, the coronavirus pandemic has become a shift for the further digitalisation of labour relations, as well as the massive introduction of remote work in our republic.
The information herein is based on theoretical and practical information available as of April 2021. The content of this publication is intended for foreign businessmen and companies seeking to do business in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
In accordance with the “Basic direction of improving the legislation of Mongolia until 2020” approved by the Resolution No11 of the Parliament of Mongolia in November 2017, the revised draft of the current effective Labour code, which amended a total of 24 amendments and changes after approval in 1999, was submitted to the Parliament in March 2018.
On 1 January 2021, the Agreement on Pension Coverage of Employees of the Eurasian Economic Union Member States, ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan on 7 December 2020 (hereinafter - “Agreement”), entered into force.
The Belarusian labour law provides for the possibility to conclude labour agreements for remote work. Foreigners can also be hired under such an agreement. However, certain labour and migration law requirements shall be met.
In connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, and in order to support individuals and business entities and reduce the negative impact of the pandemic (1) the law on the exemption from social insurance premiums and support from the Unemployment Insurance Fund and (2) the law on tax relief and exemption from corporate income tax was adopted on 9, April 2020. These laws were amended on 28, August 2020.
The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, by Decision No. 13-KG20-1-K2 dated 22.06.2020, took the side of the employee, who did not wait for the vacation order, which required the approval of the management.
Amendments to the Labor code and the law on state registration of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs will come into force in mid-August.
The Ministry of Finance may refuse to index the salaries of civil servants next year. This follows from the methodology for calculating the maximum base of Federal budget allocations for the next three years, according to RBK.
The end of 2019 is remembered for the active discussion of numerous planned changes that were proposed or planned for 2020. Many people probably remember the sensational news about the electronic employment workbooks. Nevertheless, the first half of the new year fairly "thinned" the shaft of proposals and projects. Some bills are already "in the archive", some will be implemented (if they are) later, but some changes still came into force.