Global Employment Solutions & PEO in Russia

Omnipresent makes it fast and easy to employ remote talent in Russia. We take care of payroll, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business.

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What You Need to Know About Employing in Russia

Don’t risk non-compliance with local employment, social insurance, and tax regulations.

How it works
Payroll & Taxes
Employer Costs
Working Hours
Holidays & Vacation
Types of Leave
Health & Benefits
Termination Laws

How Do Omnipresent Global Employment Solutions Work?

Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in Russia. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Russia typically takes months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services is helping hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in Russia in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process. 

  • Your company conducts the hiring and candidate selection process in Russia.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in Russia.
  • We take care of ensuring your new employee is hired in compliance with local labour laws, payroll regulations, benefits and more -- all without needing to set up a subsidiary in Russia.
  • The individual is legally contracted by Omnipresent but assigned to work for your company and reports to a manager or team in your organisation as your full-time employee.
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Payroll & Taxes in Russia

Employee Income Taxes:

13.00% - Flat rate (Residents) 

30.00% - Flat rate (Non-Residents)

Payroll Cycle:



Employer Costs in Russia

Employer Contributions:

Typically the employer must pay:
22% - Pension Fund of the Russian Federation.
2.9% - Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation.
5.1% - Federal Compulsory Medical Insurance Fund.

Employee Contributions:

There are no employee deductions for social security in Russia.


Working Hours in Russia

Typical Working Hours per Week:

The typical working week in Russia consists of 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week.

It’s important to note that typical working hours can vary by industry in some countries. Contact our team for the most up-to-date information!

Overtime Laws:

Overtime laws in Russia are complex and can depend on the specific circumstances and the employee. We are happy to discuss this in more detail for a specific context.


Public Holidays & Vacation Time in Russia

There are several public holidays in Russia: 

  • New Year Holidays;
  • Christmas, Russian Orthodox;
  • Defender of Motherland Day;
  • International Women's Day;
  • Spring and Labor Day;
  • Victory Day (Over German Nazism in the WW2);
  • Day of Russia;
  • Day of the National Unity

Vacation Time in Russia

Employees in Russia are entitled to an annual paid vacation of at least 28 calendar days per one year of work. An employee is entitled to use their vacation time (in full) once they have worked for the  employer for at least six months.


Types of Leave in Russia

Sick Leave:

The first 3 days of sick leave are paid by the employer. Starting from the fourth day,  the Russian Social Insurance Fund pays for the sick leave days at 60-100% of the average salary within the last 2 years capped at RUB2,301.37 per day, depending on the length of service and social insurance contributions paid. 

The total number of sick leave days is subject to the agreement between the employer and the employee or applicable collective agreement.

Maternity Leave:

In Russia, maternity leave is a minimum of 140 days paid—the first 70 days before birth and 70 days after birth. The Social Insurance Fund pays 100% of the employee's average salary within the last 2 years capped at RUB2,301.37 per day. 

Paternity Leave:

All guarantees provided to women on maternity are also granted to fathers raising children as a single parent.

Other Types of Leave:

  • Parental leave
  • Surrogacy 
  • Adoption
  • Additional unpaid leave

Health Insurance & Supplementary Benefits in Russia

We believe that remote employees should be able to access their local, as well as a high standard international benefit anywhere they are. Details about international or country specific benefits packages can be provided on request. Please contact us for further details.


Termination in Russia

Employment terminations in Russia are subject to complex regulations. There is a range of legal reasons that allow for the termination of an employment relationship, depending on the specific circumstances. If you would like to know more specific details, please contact us


Severance is provided only in case  of redundancy or constructive dismissal. 

Notice of Termination:

In Russia, no notice is provided in case of termination for cause. 

In all other termination cases, there  is a 2 months’ notice from the  employer and 2 weeks’ notice from the employee in case of resignation .

Unprotected & Protected Termination

Russian law protects employees from illegal termination of employment. There are numerous reasons an employee can be terminated so, it is important for those looking to employ in Russia to reach out to us directly with questions.


Grow your global team. 

Employ the best talent, anywhere in the world.

The benefits of growing a global team and finding the best talent anywhere in the world are endless. It’s important to note that labour laws and regulations in Russia are strict with penalties for non-compliance. Let our team take care of the global employment solutions such as payroll, benefits, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business. We are here to help you every step of the way.

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