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What сompensation should an employer pay for harmful working conditions?

The Ministry of Labor explained how and in what amounts the employer should pay compensation for work in harmful working conditions.

The letter dated August 21, 2019 No. 15-1 / OOG-1867 states that the size, procedure and conditions for providing guarantees and compensations to employees working in harmful or hazardous working conditions are regulated by Articles 92, 117 and 147 of the Labor Code of the Russian Federation. Thus, article 147 of the Labor Code of the Russian Federation requires a higher wage to be established for workers employed in work with harmful and (or) dangerous working conditions.

The minimum amount of increased wages is 4% of the tariff rate or salary. Moreover, the maximum limit of the specified compensation of the Labor Code of the Russian Federation has not been established.

In accordance with article 219 of the Labor Code of the Russian Federation, an employer, depending on its financial and economic situation, can provide specific workers with increased or additional guarantees and compensation for work in harmful working conditions.

In addition, in the collective agreement, taking into account the financial and economic situation of the employer, privileges and advantages for employees, working conditions more favorable in comparison with established laws, other regulatory legal acts and agreements may be established.