Permissible share of foreign employees in companies in Russia for 2021

24.11.2020

A decree of the Russian Federation’s government on establishing the share of foreign workers in 2021 for certain types of economic activities has been published.

According to the decree’s text, it is not allowed to attract foreign workers to work in pharmacies, markets, or non-stationary retail facilities. Specialized retail stores that sell alcohol and tobacco products should not have more foreign workers than 15% of the total number of employees.
The permissible share of foreign workers in forestry and logging is 50% of the total number of employees, in vegetable cultivation — 50%, in construction — 80%, in real estate management and maintenance — 70%, in sports — 25%.

The share of foreign workers in passenger and cargo transportation has been reduced — instead of 26% in 2020, 24% is set for 2021.

The companies must bring the number of employees in accordance with the resolution by January 1, 2021.

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