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Employment & Pensions


For your business to be successful, you must manage your employees and their benefits as well as your employee representatives such as works councils and unions. Yet from executive contracts and equal opportunities to restructurings, transfer of business issues and restrictive covenants, employment and pension law in Europe is complex and, at times, contradictory. European directives, European court decisions, national laws, local cases and precedent must all be taken into account by your management team. Our 280-strong group of sector specialists can help you navigate the maze of HR regulations, policy documents and other legal complexities you must contend with on a daily basis.

If your business crosses borders, you will be faced with additional legal hurdles before achieving the outcome you need. With a global network covering 33 countries, we can help solve your problems across all the jurisdictions in which you operate - whether your issue relates to employment contracts, pension schemes, redundancies, M&A, trade union/staff representative relations or litigation.

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Vladimir Zenin
The Leg­al 500 EMEA 2019 ranks CMS Rus­si­a's ex­perts...
25 Apr 19
Cross-bor­der re­struc­tur­ing – na­tion­al and re­gion­al...
Em­ploy­ment we­binars
Em­ploy­ers to ar­range for for­eign staff to re­ceive measles vac­cin­a­tion
Em­ploy­ers to ar­range for for­eign staff to re­ceive measles vac­cin­a­tion In ac­cord­ance with the re­cent De­cree of the Chief State San­it­ary Doc­tor of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion*, em­ploy­ers must ar­range, by 31 Decem­ber 2019, measles vac­cin­a­tions for their for­eign em­ploy­ees.
Cham­bers Europe 2019: CMS con­firms its lead­ing po­s­i­tion...
Em­ploy­ers to pay com­pens­a­tion to ter­min­ated em­ploy­ees for all un­used...
The Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion (“Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court”) in a Res­ol­u­tion* on 25 Oc­to­ber 2018 put an end to a long-stand­ing de­bate on the pro­ced­ure for pay­ing mon­et­ary com­pens­a­tion for un­used hol­i­days when a per­son’s em­ploy­ment is ter­min­ated.
Choos­ing the right visa for vis­it­ing Rus­sia
Rus­sia in­creases re­tire­ment age and passes law against age dis­crim­in­a­tion...
The Rus­si­an Pres­id­ent has signed le­gis­la­tion that raises* the re­tire­ment age in Rus­sia and in­tro­duces* crim­in­al li­ab­il­ity for un­reas­on­ably re­fus­ing to hire a per­son of pre-re­tire­ment age or un­reas­on­ably dis­miss­ing such a per­son.
CMS con­firms its lead­ing po­s­i­tion on the Rus­si­an leg­al...
New rules for or­gan­isa­tions and in­di­vidu­als in­vit­ing for­eign­ers to...
From 16 Janu­ary 2019, or­gan­isa­tions and in­di­vidu­als in­vit­ing for­eign cit­izens to Rus­sia (“In­vit­ing Party”) will have new ob­lig­a­tions*, such as en­sur­ing that the de­clared pur­pose of the in­vited for­eign cit­izen’s entry match the activ­it­ies ac­tu­ally car­ried out.
Visa-free entry to Rus­sia for Fan ID hold­ers for 2018...
Visa-free entry to Rus­sia for Fan ID hold­ers for 2018
Re­turn­ing foot­ball fans can en­joy visa-free vis­its to Rus­sia for the rest of the year. For­eign cit­izens who vis­ited games of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Rus­sia and re­ceived of­fi­cial Fan IDs can enter and leave Rus­sia without visas based on these IDs and iden­ti­fic­a­tion.
New rules for or­gan­isa­tions and in­di­vidu­als in­vit­ing...