Elena Tyutkova, committee leader and moderator of the meeting, and Georgy Mzhavanadze, senior associate at Melling, Voitishkin and Partners, opened the meeting in the Moscow office of Melling, Voitishkin and Partners. Georgy started the discussion and members of the committee discussed the changes taking place in judicial practice in cases of appealing against the dismissal of employees (layoffs, disciplinary grounds, agreement of the parties) and shared practical tips.
Victoria Fomenkova (MTS) and Olesya Kuzina, co-leader of the committee and the second moderator of the meeting, discussed the new requirements for electronic HR documents, which come into effect from 03/01/2023, and how to translate the requirements from IT-speak into legal language.
Olga Tyangaeva and Damir Nigmatulin (Yandex) talked about problems from an unexpected quarter - state institutions (Ministry of Internal Affairs, FSSP, etc.) that can (and do) recognize civil law relations as labor relations contrary to the law, the serious consequences this has for business, and how to deal with it.
In the final “Open Mic” part of the meeting the participants discussed their concerns.
To sum up the meeting we can say that we continue to live in turbulent times from the point of view of both rule-making and judicial practice: what used to be a reliable option ceases to be so, e.g. dismissal by agreement of the parties, and the approaches that were used before need to be reviewed.
“It’s good to know there are friends at the RCCA and that we are not alone in these difficulties, which means we will cope with all these issues,” the leader of the group noted.