Moscow Employers Must Again Transfer 30% of Non-Vaccinated Employees to Remote Work

Moscow employers must again transfer 30% of non-vaccinated employees to a remote work and must again submit information on the transfer of employees to a remote mode of work on a weekly basis. The corresponding requirement is provided for by the mayor’s decree of 19.10.2021 No. 61-UM.

From October 25, 2021 to February 25, 2022 inclusive, the obligation of the employers to switch to a remote mode of work is renewed:

  • not less than 30% of employees;
  • all employees 60+ years old, as well as citizens with chronic diseases.

At the same time, these restrictions DO NOT apply:

  • organizations of the military-industrial complex, aircraft construction, enterprises that are part of Roscosmos and Rosatom, organizations carrying out work on the state defense order, as well as organizations of the electronic technical industry that support the activities of these organizations, medical institutions and a number of other organizations;
  • for citizens who have suffered a coronavirus infection and no more than 6 calendar months have passed since the date of their recovery (they have a supporting document) or have received a vaccine.

When making these decisions, it should be ensured that no more than 70% of employees, executors under civil law contracts, are at the workplace at the same time.

At the same time, employers are required to submit a weekly (on Monday, starting from October 25, 2021) in electronic form a report on employees, in respect of whom the specified decisions were made.

This report is submitted through the personal account of the legal entity on the official website of the mayor and the government of Moscow.

If there are no changes in the submitted information about employees, a resubmission is not required. When information is changed, a report must be submitted on the day the relevant decision is made.