Russian Employment Protection Regulation and Employment Policy: an analysis from the perspective of the EU flexicurity policy
Although the word “flexicurity” is not used in the Russian context, it is possible to analyze whether all or some elements of this EU policy are applied in Russia. The article shows that common talks about excessive “rigidity” of Russian employment protection legislation are seriously exaggerated. The already existing legal mechanisms give employers sufficient flexibility to manage the labour relations.
In contrary, the “security” part of flexicurity such as active labour market policy, lifelong learning and effective social dialogue is not implemented in an effective way.
Nevertheless, the major employers’ organization of Russia takes to public discussion only the deregulative changes of labour legislation facing a minor opposition of weak trade unions. This situation is very dangerous to Russian social development, especially in the current difficult economic situation.
The author of the report analyses problems of legal regulation of the phenomena of mobbing and harassment in the Russian legislation, protective measures available under the Russian law and perspectives of the development of the regulation in this field.
Рublication was prepared on the basis of norms of the modern Russian legislation on labor disputes in accordance with state educational standards of higher professional education on the subject "Labor Law of Russia" (course "Labour disputes"). Its main aim is to help students in mastering the basic theoretical and practical knowledge and competences for the consideration and resolution of individual and collective labor disputes. Material contains general, special and peculiar parts. The general part deals with theoretical questions of labor disputes: concept, causes, law, principles, types and location of labor disputes in the labor law system. The special part contains sections on the procedure for dealing with individual and collective labor disputes, as well as the settlement of labor disputes certain categories of employees (civil servants, judges, prosecutors, foreign employees). Questions of foreign experience of labor disputes are considered in a special part of the tutorial. A special place is given to the problems of labor disputes and the prospects of development of Russian legislation on labor disputes.Each part includes relevant case studies (CBS and courts of general jurisdiction). For teachers, bachelors, masters and post-graduate law schools, as well as entrepreneurs, heads of organizations and personnel services, as well as those interested in labor disputes.