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Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova chaired a meeting of the Russian Trilateral Commission for the Regulation of Social and Labor Relations. The meeting was held in the format of a video conference.


Guidelines for employers to provide workers vaccinated against the novel coronavirus with two additional paid rest days

The members of the commission discussed and unanimously supported the Recommendations for employers to provide workers vaccinated against the new coronavirus infection with two paid additional days of rest. The document was developed as part of the instructions of Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to the document, employers are recommended to provide two paid days off for workers who are vaccinated against COVID-19 in collective agreements or local regulations. The signed recommendations were sent to the regions.

The members of the commission also discussed and supported the draft decree of the Government of the Russian Federation “On approval of the List of certain types of work on which it is allowed to perform work in hazardous working conditions.” The draft decree establishes a list of jobs with hazardous working conditions that will be retained despite the ban on working in hazardous working conditions introduced by Federal Law No. 311-FZ of July 2, 2021 “On Amendments to the Labor Code of the Russian Federation.” Such work, which may include firefighting, rescue work, work with highly hazardous substances, bacteria, viruses and others, is carried out by specially trained workers and cannot be stopped due to their social significance.

In addition, during the meeting, a draft government decree on the procedure for registering citizens in order to find a suitable job, registering unemployed citizens, as well as requirements for the selection of a suitable job was considered. The updated editions regulate the procedure for citizens’ treatment and interaction with employment services, including using digital platforms, contain a list and deadlines for the submission of the necessary documents, the procedure for re-registration of unemployed citizens, clarify the categories of citizens who cannot be recognized as unemployed, and also provide for the separation of flows citizens who applied for assistance in finding a job, depending on their motivation. The draft resolution was supported by members of the RTK.

Another important topic of discussion was the draft government decree “On the composition and procedure for the insurer to obtain information and documents necessary for the appointment and payment of benefits for temporary disability, for pregnancy and childbirth, a lump sum for the birth of a child, and a monthly benefit for childcare.” According to the new rules, the appointment of benefits for temporary disability, for pregnancy and childbirth will be carried out without submitting an application, on the basis of an electronic certificate of incapacity for work. The appointment and payment of a lump sum for the birth of a child will also be carried out proactively – on the basis of the information contained in the Unified State Register of Civil Registry Records. The insurer will request the necessary information independently, using a unified system of interdepartmental electronic interaction. At the same time, the possibility of submitting such information on their own initiative for citizens will be preserved.

In addition, the commission considered: the procedure for paying employees working on a rotational basis, the cost of travel from the collection point to the place of work and back; the procedure for attestation for the right to perform work on a special assessment of working conditions; the procedure for admitting organizations to activities to conduct a special assessment of working conditions; changes in the rules for the development and approval of professional standards; extension of the Provisional Regulations for Rotational Work; licensing of activities related to the provision of services for the employment of Russians outside the Russian Federation; the amount of unemployment benefits for 2022; features of legal regulation of labor relations; the amount of subventions provided to the city of Baikonur for payments to the unemployed; requirements for organizations providing services in the field of labor protection; amendments to certain legislative acts in connection with the preparation and holding of the final match of the UEFA Champions League of the season 2021/2022.

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