What is the change? Reports on the salaries paid to highly qualified specialists during the first quarter of 2017 (January through March) must be submitted between April 1 and April 28.

What does the change mean? The reports are required quarterly, and employers must meet minimum salary payment levels by the end of each quarter.

  • Implementation time frame: April 1 to April 28.
  • Visas/permits affected: HQS work permits.
  • Who is affected: Companies employing highly qualified specialists.
  • Business impact: Companies and individual company officials may face fines for failing to submit reports on time.
  • Next steps: Salary reports may be submitted in-person or mailed to the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

BAL Analysis: Companies should ensure that they submit their quarterly reports on time and that the salaries comply with wage thresholds for HQS workers.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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