Russian employment law

Employment is an essential factor when a person run a business in Russia. However, this area of law includes many specifics depend on area of business and category of employee. The Russian Employment Law’s purpose is a safeguarding the equal relations between parties and guaranteeing a protection of their rights.

The main act that regulates relations between employers and employees is the Russian Labor Code. The Russian Labor Code sets forth provisions related to employment relations, namely the requirements to the employment contract, working time and holidays, the obligations of an employer and employee etc. 

Under Russian employment law foreign legal entities have an opportunity to hire workers through their branches and subsidiaries in Russia. Furthermore, it does not mean the workers must be only Russian citizens. These legal entities can hire foreign workers too. However, the devil is in the details. Because of foreign legal entities dealt with a plenty of issues, We provide following services:

  • Migration support services to our clients, for managers and their families. The team also provides support in obtaining residence permits and Russian citizenship;
  • Legal support in all employment law matters arising in connection with business restructuring, including corporate mergers and organizational restructuring;
  • Representation of clients at all stages of litigation, and assist in settling conflicts with employees in pre-trial proceedings;
  • Providing full legal support for internal investigations related to employee misconduct.
  • Others.

VALEN lawyers are high professional specialists with long-term experience in the field of labour law. We are ready to help you deal with issues related to the employment law.

You can contact our lawyers using any available method of communication and visit VALEN office by appointing a meeting by phone +7 (495) 7-888-096

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Valentina Khlavich
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Thomas Relja
Dmitry Kofanov
Valentina Khlavich
Managing Partner

Law degree in the Russian Federation

Studied at the University of Passau, Germany

Foreign Languages: English, German

Since 2007 a lawyer in Beiten Burkhardt lawfirm

Since 2012 founder and managing partner at VALEN

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Thomas Relja

Economics Degree

Foreign Languages: Croatian, English

5+ years as a head of Accounting and Finance in European Companies

2+ years as a SAP consultant for companies in Germany (Munich) and UAE (Dubai)

Partner at VALEN

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Dmitry Kofanov

Certified Lawyer in the Russian Federation

Experience since 2003 – in Russian and foreign law firms

Since 2021 – partner at VALEN

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