Russian Parliament considers detailed regulations on working from home.
In accordance with the draft law, employers will be obliged to provide employees working from home with all necessary hard- and software as well as pay for their business trips.
If the amount of work from home remains the same, a company will be obliged to pay full salary.
Authorities will be allowed to force employees to work from home in case of emergency (the maximum term shall however not exceed 6 months).
If it is impossible to work from home, a company will be entitled to announce “down-time” i.e. to keep employees on hold with 2/3 of the normal salary.
If an employee is for no reason offline for more than two days, his/her labor contract may be terminated by the company.
It is expected that the law shall enter into force on January 1, 2021.