What is the change? Employers are required to file reports by April 29 on the salaries paid to highly qualified specialists during the first quarter of 2016 (January through March).

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

  • Implementation time frame:April 29 is the deadline.
  • Visas/permits affected:Work patents and work permits for highly qualified specialists.
  • Who is affected:Companies that employ highly qualified specialists.
  • Business impact:Businesses face fines if they do not file the salary report on time.
  • Next steps:Employers should prepare to file the report by the end of the month.

Background: Employers must meet quarterly salary thresholds and report them each quarter. Employers should make sure they have paid all required salaries by the end of each quarter. Companies that do not comply with the rules may be fined 400,000 to 1 million rubles (about US$6,120 to $15,300). Individual company officers may also be fined 35,000 to 70,000 rubles.

BAL Analysis: Companies are reminded to submit the salary notifications no later than April 29 and observe the mandatory salary minimums.

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