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IMF improves Russia's GDP growth outlook to 4.4% in 2021

The Russian economy ministry has revised an outlook for economic growth and oil prices in 2021, projecting a more robust national currency. After shrinking 3% in 2020 (its sharpest contraction since 2009), the Russian economy is on the mend thanks to a rebound of consumer demand and high oil prices – its key export. The Russian labor market is finally starting to look up. Since August 2020, the national unemployment rate has declined steadily, and employment levels are still below pre-pandemic numbers. However, these rates show that the country’s current situation isn’t as grim as it could be, considering they’re still trying to recover from the pandemic. In 2019, Russia ranked #28 in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index (Sources: Reuters, World Bank, and TASS).

XML employs workers for you in Russia
Quick, Simple, Compliant.

A trusted professional employment organization with in-depth knowledge of the market in Russia,  XML International provides you with end-to-end personalised solutions to recruit and manage remote team members for your activities in Moscow or any other city in Russia, regardless of the size of your organisation or your industry.

Employees will be employed pursuant to local labour laws, and all required social security and taxation will be paid to the local Authorities.

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Russian Ruble TUB

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Russia Minimum wage

Minimum wage in Russia is 12,792 RUB per month. 

Russia Normal working hours

Normal working hours in Russia must not exceed 40 hours per week. 

Russia Annual leave

Workers are entitled to at least 28 days of paid leave per year. An employee can start to use vacation days after six months of work in the company. By agreement between the employee and the employer, the annual paid leave may be divided into parts. However, at least one of the parts of this leave must be at least 14 calendar days.

Russia Sick leave

Sick leave is paid directly from the Social Insurance Fund. The first 3  days of an employee’s sick leave are paid by the employer. 

Russia Maternity leave

Female workers are entitled to 70 days of maternity leave before the birth and 70 days after the birth. The allowance is paid directly by the Social Insurance Fund and corresponds to 100% of the employee’s average salary. A maximum amount has been determined as 2,434.25 per day in 2021.

Russia Paternity leave

Fathers are entitled to paternity leave if the mother has not taken maternity leave. Additionally fathers may take up to 5 calendar days of paternity leave upon the birth of the child. 

Russia Notice Period

Russian legislation stipulates different notice periods for different grounds for termination of the employment contract at the employer’s initiative:

  • In the event an employment contract is terminated due to staff redundancy or liquidation of the company, the employees must be personally notified of such termination not less than two months prior to actual termination with written receipt. Upon the employee’s written consent the employer can terminate the employment contract for the foregoing reasons without a two month notification, provided that the employee is paid additional compensation equal to the employee’s average salary calculated in proportion to the time remaining until the expiry of the redundancy notice period.
  • In the event that a fixed-term employment contract concluded for a period under two months is terminated at the employer’s initiative, the employer should notify the employee of the contract’s termination three days prior to the termination. During the trial period (испытательный срок) the employment contract can be terminated at the employer’s initiative for reasons of unsatisfactory employee performance with a three-day written notice to the employee, specifying the reasons of unsatisfactory results.
  • An employment contract concluded for a secondary job (part-time employment – a second employment during the working hours) may be terminated by the employer subject to a three-day written notice sent to the current employee in case of hiring a new employee for whom this job will be the main one

Russia Probation period

A probation period may be established as agreed by the parties for:

  • Everyone up to three months;
  • Executives up to six months; and
  • Short- term employees (2 – 6 months) up to two weeks.

Russia VAT

The standard VAT rate is 20%.

(Sources: Deloitte )

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XML employs workers for you in Russia

Quick, Simple, Compliant

XML International, one of the best workforce solutions and employer of record services providers for Russia, supports the set-up and the management of your international workforce for all your activities in Russia. Our invaluable input consists of streamlining and handling for you the complete employment lifecycle of your teams in Russia. We give you all the keys to handle you staff in Moscow or any city in Russia. XML’s knowledge of  labour Russian laws, tax and social security system, and employment regulations allows you to tackle the challenges of local compliance in Russia, navigate all the local complexities and avoid pitfalls.

The Best Employment Outsourcing Solutions for Russia

Smart Management of your Employees in Russia

Among our top priorities, compliance with Russian employment regulations and labour laws is number one. In addition to talent acquisition, recruitment services, and workforce management, we also ensure that our clients’ workforce management in Russia is aligned with Russian tax and social security rules and the latest immigration processes, including visas and work permits.

Here is the list of our core services supporting your activities in Russia.

• GEO Services for Russia (PEO and EOR)

• Contingent Workforce Services for Russia

• Managed Solutions Programs for Russia

• RPO & Staff Mobilization for Russia

Do Business in Russia, with or without creating your local legal entity

Take advantage of the targeted outsourcing solutions proposed by XML International for your expansion in Russia or for your employees already based there. We offer a comprehensive series of bespoke and scalable outsourcing solutions specially designed for the Russian market.

They range from professional employer organization employment (PEO), employer of record, and contingent workforce employment services, to help you grow effortlessly and successfully in Russia without any complications. We can also help you source, recruit, and onboard new team members locally, even if you don’t have an office in Russia.

XML provides you with everything you need to start doing business in Russia or to optimize your business if you are already operating there, leading to significant bottom-line savings and getting your business activities up and running in just days. Get in touch with the XML team to learn how we can boost your activities in Russia in a cost-effective way. 

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