Russia’s State Duma adopts bill on types of remote work
MOSCOW, November 26 (RAPSI) - The State Duma adopted a bill amending Russia’s Labor Code to the effect that it contained and regulated three types of teleworking and temporary remote work in the third and final reading on Thursday, according to the official website of the lower house of parliament.
The types of remote work to be defined in the Labor Code are direct distant working, temporary distant working and a combination of these two types of teleworking.
The amendments are to regulate the working time of those employed on homesourcing terms, so they could not be under the necessity to respond to calls or messages of employers around the clock.
Thus, according to the explanatory note to the bill, it is envisaged to introduce rules governing interaction between employees and employers via electronic communications outside hours similar to those on overtime work as concerns pay.
Besides, the bill defines regulatory mechanisms as to formalities pertaining to the terms, making and termination of labor contracts for teleworking, sets forth other specifics of remote work, its timetable, the situations where employees may be required to temporary work remotely and on what terms.
The combination of permanent and temporary teleworking, the authors of the bill believe, gives employees and employers more leeway as to their relations and organization of interaction.