Russia to allow ‘certain employers to hire Turkish nationals’

Russia to allow ‘certain employers to hire Turkish nationals’

Russia to allow ‘certain employers to hire Turkish nationals’

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The Russian government decree, which suspends employment of Turkish nationals in Russia, will not cover employers included in a list, which will be approved by the government later as well as labor migrants working legally within the Russian Federation as of Dec. 31, 2015, Russia’s Minister of Labor and Social Protection Maxim Topilin said on Dec. 3, as reported by TASS News Agency. 

“Starting from January 1, 2016 a ban is imposed on hiring employees from the Turkish Republic, though there are two exceptions. The first concerns a list of employers to be approved by the government. Such employers will have the right to hire new specialists from Turkey,” he said , as quoted by TASS. 

“The second exception concerns employers unlisted, who will still have the right to make, renew, extend employment and contractor agreements with Turkish nationals who legally work in Russia as of Dec. 31, 2015. However, those employers won’t be able to hire new workers from Turkey,” Topilin said.

On Nov. 28, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree that suspends employment of Turkish workers starting from Jan. 1, 2016 after the downing of a Russian airplane by Turkey on Nov. 24. 

He ordered to agencies of power, legal entities, organizations and individuals to proceed from the fact that Russia “imposes a provisional ban for employers and labor (or services) customers that are not included in the register determined by the Russian government to get involved in the labor activities (in providing services) starting from Jan. 1, 2016 the workers from the Turkish Republic who are not engaged in labor or civil law relations with the companies or customers concerned as of Dec. 31, 2015.”