Labor & Migration
New Notification Periods for Highly Qualified Specialists
From 1 January 2014 new terms for notifying the Federal Migration Service (FMS) on the employment of highly qualified specialists come into force. The changes are set out in Order No. 372 of the FMS (the “Order”) issued on 5 September 2013.
What the Order says
Employers must notify the FMS upon termination of an employment or a civil agreement with a highly qualified specialist within three working days from the date of termination of the agreement;
Employers must notify the FMS upon granting unpaid vacation to a highly qualified specialist for a period of more than one month during a calendar year within three working days from the date of granting such vacation.
Actions to consider
Considering that failure to properly comply with the above requirements may lead to imposition of an administrative fine on executive managers of RUB35,000 to 70,000 and on legal entities of RUB400,000 to 1,000,000 we recommend that our clients put systems in place to observe the new migration legislation to avoid administrative sanctions for companies and their managers.
This LEGAL ALERT is issued to inform Baker & McKenzie clients and other interested parties of legal developments that may affect or otherwise be of interest to them. The comments above do not constitute legal or other advice and should not be regarded as a substitute for specific advice in individual cases.
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