Labour Law


Due to rapid development of labor market in Russia, increase of employees’ general law knowledge and permanent perfecting of migration and foreign citizen employment legislation, labor law issues are finally recognized as matters of competent lawyers rather than of human resources managers. These matters are highly important for foreign specialists arriving into the Russian Federation and foreign companies establishing or having established representative offices, subsidiaries and daughter companies in Russia. Our labor law practice is directed on individuals and companies realizing high costs and adverse effect of mistakes and lack of professional approach to labour relations formalization. 


Development of labour relations system and labour disputes


·           Providing legal advice on the various issues of implementation of labor legislation, including legislation on labor protection, and internal labor regulations (local normative acts);

·           Providing legal advice regarding performance of collective employment contracts and employment contracts;

·           Providing legal advice on compliance with social security legislation;

·           Providing legal advice on tax issues, connected with employment, including compulsory social insurance;

·           Preparation of drafts documents, connected with labor, including employment contracts and collective employment contracts, internal labor regulations (local normative acts);

·           Legal expertise of labor law documents and preparation of proposals for their improvement;

·           Adaptation of the global HR policies (local normative acts) and employment contracts of transnational companies for their implementation in Russia;

·           Participation in collective negotiations with employees` representatives;

·           Participation in individual negotiations with employees on the matter of establishment and application of conditions of labor, including the ones, involved during extra-judicial settlement of disputes with employees;

·           Representation in government agencies for oversight and supervision in the field of employment;

·           Representation of the interests of employers in the course of consideration and resolution of collective labor disputes;

·           Representation of the interests of employers in the course of consideration and resolution of individual labor disputes;

·           Audit of employer`s activities for the purpose of compliance with labor legislation with preparation of proposals for improvement of the mode of activities of employer

·           Comprehensive legal support of staff-related (HR) activities (staff reduction, staff transfers between different employers, organizational and technological change in working conditions, etc.).

Support of foreign employees and their employers  


·           Obtaining of permits to attract and use foreign employees for Russian companies; 

·           Obtaining of personal work permits for foreign citizens to be employed in the Russian Federation;

·           Accreditation of staff of foreign companies’ representative and branch offices.