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Introduction of the new anti-COVID measures

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According to the President’s Decree No. 595 dated 20 October 2021, on introduction of non-working days on the territory of the Russian Federation, the Mayor of Moscow has issued the Decree No. 62-UM dated 21 October 2021 (hereinafter, the ‘Mayor’s Decree dated 21 October 2021’), by which he introduced the period from 28 October till 7 November 2021, as non-working days with suspension of all visits and employees’ access to the employer’s premises where the goods are sold or works and services are performed.

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Registration of corporate SIM cards in ESIA-system

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Mazars kindly reminds that from 1 June 2021 amendments to the Federal Law of 07.07.2003 No. 126-FZ 'On Communications' came into force. (These amendments were introduced by the Federal Law No. 533-FZ 'On Amendments to the Federal Law 'On communications' dated 30.12.2020).

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VAT relief for medical devices from 2022

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The current provisions of the Russian Tax Code (RTC) pose a risk in terms of applying the VAT exemption and 10% rate ('VAT relief') to medical devices (medical equipment and products with medical purpose) after 2021. The draft law proposed by the Ministry of Health is designed to eliminate this risk for all medical products and is currently undergoing a regulatory impact assessment.

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Vaccination in Moscow

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New requirements: the percentage of employees which should be vaccinated against COVID-19 is increased to 80% for certain sectors.

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Medical examinations and fingerprint registration of foreign citizens

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We kindly inform that the new significant amendments were made to the Federal Law dated 25.07.2002 N 115-FZ 'On the legal status of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation':

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Employers will be able to maintain HR documentation in electronic form

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On 22 November 2021 the Federal Law No. 377-FZ 'On amendments to the Labour Code of the Russian Federation' (hereinafter, the 'Law') came into force. This Law includes relevant provisions on electronic personnel document management in the Labour Code of the Russian Federation.

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Medical examinations and fingerprint registration of foreign citizens after 29.12.2021

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We kindly remind you that on 29 December 2021 amendments to the Federal Law of 25 July 2002 N 115-FZ ‘On the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation’ come into force.

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New obligation for employers: to post available vacancies on the web-platfrom ‘Trud Vsem’

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From 1 January 2022 in accordance with paragraph 3.2 of Art. 25 of the Federal Law ‘On Employment in the Russian Federation’ dated 19 April 1991 No. 1032-1 (hereinafter, the ‘Law on Employment’) employers whose average number of employees for the previous calendar year has exceeded 25 people, as well as newly created companies, whose average number of employees exceeds this limit, are obliged to post information on the need to hire new employees, on the conditions of hiring, on vacant job positions and on special workplaces equipped for the work of disabled people on the platform ‘Trud Vsem’.

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Updated information on the procedure of medical examination and fingerprint registration

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Mazars kindly informs about the updates in the medical examination and fingerprint registration procedures in Moscow.

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