Foreign employees will gain the right of sick pay
From next year foreign citizens in Russia will be more protected from the medical point of view.
The Ministry of Labor has prepared a project under which employers next year will be to deduct contributions to the social security fund for foreign workers in the amount of 1.8% of the salary fund.
According to the bill for foreign workers will be able to design a piece of temporary disability. Now the opportunity for an employee to receive sick leave in Russia is entirely dependent on the policy of the company in which they work, some employers at their own expense pay for employee sick days.
Foreign nationals will not qualify for maternity benefits, unless they receive a temporary residence permit in Russia or in the form of citizenship. This is due to the fact that the contribution that the employer will make for a foreign worker is lower than the citizen of the Russian Federation.
This project has been submitted to the Duma and the Ministry of Labor is considering it for its approval in the autumn of 2014 and entering into force in the New Year.
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