• Service: Tax, Global Mobility Services, International Tax
  • Type: Regulatory update
  • Date: 2/4/2014

Russia - Foreign workers employed from WTO member states 

February 4:  Legislation amending the rules for the employment of foreign workers—assigned to work in Russia by foreign commercial entities that are located in member states of the World Trade Organization—generally has an effective date of 10 January 2014.

Among the new rules are ones providing that a representative office is allowed to employ up to five foreign employees, and that the banking sector may be allowed to employ up to two foreign employees but not exceeding the total number of employees as allowed by the permission certificate on accreditation issued for the representative office.

The new foreign-worker employment provisions also expand on the rules concerning foreigners who may be employed by a branch or Russian subsidiary of a foreign commercial concern.

Also, there are measures addressing work permits that are granted for foreign workers assigned to work in Russia.

Read a January 2014 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in Russia: The Russian migration law adds in new category of foreign employees: foreigners assigned to Russia by companies registered in WTO members-states

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