On the explanations of the Constitutional Court regarding the obligation of an employer to notify the Ministry of Internal Affairs regarding foreign employees
The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation has clarified the provisions of the law «On the legal status of foreign nationals in the Russian Federation regarding the obligation of an employer to notify the Ministry of Internal Affairs» of the conclusion or termination of employment contracts with foreign nationals.
The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation points out that this obligation of the employer does not lead to the need to notify the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation of every action taken with regard to a foreign employee or of any change in the terms and conditions of an employment contract concluded with a foreign employee, for example, a change of address of the employer's company or the assignment of another paid work for such employee with the same employer as part of the position held by the foreign citizen.
At the same time, we remind that according to the current legislation, an employer, in case of a change of position of a foreign citizen, is obliged to obtain a new work permit, but is not obliged to notify the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation (if the transfer of the foreign employee to another position was not terminated and a new employment contract was concluded), as the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation should be notified only about the facts of the conclusion/termination of the employment contract with the foreign citizen.
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