Remote Work: What to Bear in Mind

Federal Law No. 407-FZ, which amends Article 49.1 of the Russian Labour Code to incorporate remote work regulations (including temporary remote work), came into effect on 1 January 2021.

Remote working arrangements have affected nearly every employer and remain relevant today. Many companies are redesigning their workspace and moving towards a more flexible model, often blending work from home with office work. However, this raises a host of questions for employers: how do you go remote and remain compliant with labour legislation? How do you interact and exchange documents with remote employees? Should their internet and desk equipment expenditures be reimbursed? How can compliance with health & safety requirements be ensured?

We have prepared a short checklist to help you focus on the most important aspects of remote work, making sure you conform to current legal requirements. If you are considering such a switch, our checklist will help you identify the key points to consider, guaranteeing a smooth transformation of your workflow. 

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Svetlana Borisova

Svetlana Borisova


Svetlana is a Partner of the Outsourcing and Tax Compliance practice in the Tax and Legal department at Deloitte CIS. Svetlana has more than 20 years of finance, accounting and tax experience, includi... More

Anna Klimova

Anna Klimova

Director, Tax & Legal

Anna specializes in electronic documents flow (EDF) implementation. EDF addresses such process inefficiencies like necessity to  work with hard copies, manual document alignment processes and so on. S... More

Olga Akulenok

Olga Akulenok

Assistant Manager, Tax & Legal

Olga is an assistant manager in the Business Process Solutions group within the Tax & Legal Department, specialising in Russian labour legislation, use of e-documents in HR, and HR administration. Olg... More

Liudmila Savelyeva

Liudmila Savelyeva

Assistant Manager, Tax and Legal

Liudmila Savelyeva is an Assistant Manager in the Business Process Solutions group at the Tax & Legal department. She specialises in advising on HR administration and health and safety issues. Liudmil... More

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