SCHNEIDER GROUP NEWS, APRIL-MAY 2021

18/05/2021

Welcome to the regular SCHNEIDER GROUP newsletter with the selection of news and most important regional updates for Russia & CIS in March-April 2021.
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SCHNEIDER GROUP NEWS

Client Login mobile app makes working with electronic labor documents on-the-go easy

We are pleased to announce the availability of our digital HR solution Client Login for iOS and Android. Client Login automates all HR processes in full compliance with Russian legislation. Want to switch to electronic processing of employee records in your Russian business entity and save up to 70% on Russian HR and payroll processing? – Get in touch!

Denis Buschnev, Head of labor and migration law practice, in the Russian Pravo.ru-300 ranking

The leading Russian legal ranking Pravo.ru-300 named Denis among best lawyers in Russia in the labor and migration law category. Denis Bushnev works as a part of SCHNEIDER GROUP legal team for more than 2 years and focuses on labor and migration law, sports law as well as personal data legislation.
Read more here. Need legal advice? – Get in touch!

SCHNEIDER GROUP celebrates its 18th birthday in Russia

On April, 1st 2003 we’ve started building bridges between East and West, supporting international companies with their expansion to Russian market. With the new barriers created by the worldwide pandemic this mission is now important as never before. Read more here. Planning expansion to new markets? – Get in touch: we’ll take care of all non-core business functions, so you can focus on developing your business!

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SCHNEIDER GROUP – official partner of the 6th Manufacturers Forum

For the 6th time in a row SCHNEIDER GROUP is supporting the international Manufacturers Forum in Frankfurt/Main (Germany). Let’s jointly discuss modernization of manufacturing in Russia, influence of COVID-19 pandemic on localization projects, governmental initiatives and support measures for manufacturers in Russia, as well as main manufacturing digitalization trends. Learn more.

COUNTRY UPDATES

Clarifications on additional non-working days on May 4-7th 2021

The presidential Decree establishes non-working paid days from May 4th to May 7th, 2021. However the Decree does not prohibit work on non-working days and prescribes to determine the number of employees to ensure the company’s functioning. Read details here. Get in touch with SCHNEIDER GROUP legal team to prepare the necessary documents to continue regular operations.

Possible resumption of the experiment with electronic labor documents in Russia

Russian Ministry of Labor plans to resume admission of new participants to the experiment on usage of electronic labor docs. Read more about experiment benefits and timelines here. Plan to switch to electronic processing of employee records management in your Russian business entity? – Get in touch!

 

New rules of personal data processing

In March 2021 a set of new rules specifying and explaining the terms of personal data processing legislation came into force. These rules will also increase penalties for violations of personal data processing law in Russia. Read more here. Get in touch with SCHNEIDER GROUP legal team for professional audit of your personal data protection rules and policies.

Digital residency for foreign IT companies

Russian government is actively working on the law requiring foreign IT companies register a legal entity in Russia in case the number of users of their products in Russia exceeds 100K users. Get details here. Contact our legal team for professional advice on ensuring compliance with the new requirement.

Simplified procedure of obtaining citizenship of Belarus for foreigners

Starting June, 18th obtaining citizenship of Belarus for foreigners will become easier. More information on criteria to qualify for citizenship is available in our article. Get in touch with our Minsk office for consultation on arranging labor agreements with foreigners and Belorussian migration law.

New tax return forms

New decree of the Ministry of Taxes and Duties of Belarus introduces changes to the form of tax returns and other documents, as well as the changes to their filing procedure. Read our article for the full list of changes. Get in touch with our Minsk team for professional advice on arranging your statutory reporting in compliance with the new requirements.

The Parliament will consider the draft law on investments screening

The law will introduce the governmental control mechanism over direct foreign investment. According to it certain actions, such as acquisition of control over business entities/shares from 10%; appointment of enterprise management, etc. will require prior consent from the Ministry of Economy. Read more here. Get in touch with our team in Ukraine for more information on the Ukrainian investment climate.

Armenia, an ideal bridge between the EU and the EEAU

Want to stay updated about business potential of IT, agriculture, textiles and pharmaceutical industries in Armenia? Get in touch with our Yerevan team, to discuss the opportunities for expanding your business to Armenia. Get details here.

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