Russia: Recently passed bill allows secondments but with restrictions

Global Watch ()

Bill No. 451173-5 regulates the relationships involved with secondment type arrangements. The bill was recently passed in its second reading on April 26, 2013. The bill was passed in its first reading in 2011 but since then, legislators have moved closer to having the bill satisfy the needs of the global business community who may wish to utilize such arrangements for assignees working in Russia.

The bill is not yet law, but will become so once it has passed the third reading with the State Duma, receives the approval of Federation Council, and then is signed by the President. This Global Watch highlights some important provisions of the version of the bill that has been recently passed. Global mobility programs should analyze their secondment arrangements in light of this new guidance and monitor further developments.