Online employment contracts to start in 2018

15 March 2017

The Federal Service for Labour and Employment has given assurances that electronic employment contracts may appear in the near future, the portal reports.

The Federal Service for Labour and Employment along with the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection are working on regulatory documents that will make it possible to conclude employment contracts electronically. Experts note that this opportunity will not only be available to remote employees, but also to people who work seasonable jobs as well as shift work, notes.

According to preliminary estimates, there are 5–7 million such workers registered in Russia. If everything proceeds according to plan and the necessary legislative amendments are adopted this year, e-document management will start working in 2018.

During the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi, Federal Service for Labour and Employment Director Vsevolod Vukolov said that his service was working on creating an electronic employment contract as well as the ability to register it by phone or online.

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