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60-Hour Work Week

The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs has drafted a number of amendments to the Labor Code, including a proposal to introduce a 60-hour work week, Kommersant reported Monday.

The draft, developed by a commission headed by billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, also proposes to cut the minimum time for presenting an employee with a dismissal notice from two months to one month and to introduce the concept of “remote work” into the legislation.

The Labor Code, criticized by experts as outdated, now caps the working week at 40 hours.

Prokhorov’s proposals were criticized by the Federation of Independent Trade Unions, while a representative of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs said the draft was open to discussion.


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