Sunday, August 20, 2017

Russia imposes work restrictions on migrants

Oblastnaya Gazeta recently reported that the Russian government approved work restrictions on migrants laboring in different industries throughout Russia.

The restrictions apply to the share of work among foreign laborers. Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports that from now on workers will not be allowed to sell fruit or vegetables at markets or work in retail pharmacies. Any foreign worker involvement in pharmaceutical, markets, stalls or store sales is restricted.

Land transport and horticultural industries will no longer be allowed to have more than 50 percent of their workers as migrants.

No more than 15 percent of employees at facilities selling alcohol, tobacco and beer in 2015 shall be migrant.

Migrants’ involvement in the sports industry is limited to 25 percent.

Several different retailers have a quota of zero percent for migrant employees in 2015.

Russia requires 275,000 migrant workers to meet work force needs in 2015.

All businesses must report their numbers of migrant employees to the government before Jan. 1, 2015. They must prove that they are meeting the quotas enforced by the government.

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