Outside Publication

Foreign Nationals: Employment in Russia, Thomson Reuters Accelus

July 2015

As in many other countries, the employment of foreign nationals in Russia is heavily regulated by the state.

The core law in the area of employment is the Russian Labour Code (Labour Code) which applies to all employers and employees working in Russia irrespective of citizenship. There is also a special law — the Russian Law on Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation (the Foreign Citizens Law) — which regulates employment of foreign nationals in Russia.

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