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Elena Kukushkina is a counsel and coordinator in Baker Mckenzie's Moscow office. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, she worked at another leading global law firm. Ms. Kukushkina has written articles as well as spoken in conferences and seminars about labor and immigration law. She is recommended by Chambers Europe and Legal 500 EMEA for her employment work. Sources describe Ms. Kukushkina as “fast, practical and business-oriented” as well as "result- driven."

On 22 November 2021, significant changes to the Russian Labor Code came into force regarding the use of electronic documents in labor relations. Now, employers have the right to use an electronic workflow in relation with employees without duplicating personnel documents on paper. With regard to distant employees (for whom an electronic workflow was introduced on 1 January 2021), employers can either continue to use the previously introduced workflow procedure (including the exchange of documents by email) or apply the rules established by the new law.

Every year our lawyers produce Doing Business in Russia, a general guide for companies operating in or considering investment into the Russian Federation. The guide presents an overview of the key aspects of the Russian legal system and regulation of business activities in this country.

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