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Igor Makarov is a partner in Baker Mckenzie's Moscow office. Igor Makarov practices in the areas of corporate/M&A, as well as labor and migration law. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Mr. Makarov worked as a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and headed St. Petersburg and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers CIS Law Offices BV. He also worked as an attorney at Hedman Law Offices, where he headed its St. Petersburg office until 1994. He joined Baker McKenzie as an associate in its St. Petersburg office. Mr. Makarov is currently a partner in the Firm’s Moscow office.

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.

In brief Russia has extended the validity period of migration documents expiring between 15 March and 15 June 2020. Russia eases rules for foreign employees Russia has extended the validity period of migration documents expiring between 15 March and 15 June 2020, including:1 visas, temporary residence permits, permanent residence permits;…

On 2 April 2020, a Federal law came into force with stricter punishments for violations of sanitary-epidemiological rules, with harsher fines for administrative offenses and longer prison terms for criminal offenses. On the same day, Moscow passed a city law imposing fines for violating the city’s self-isolation regime. Administrative liability…

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