Russian Duma Committee Backs Bill On Penalizing Refusal To Hire People Of Pre-Pension Age

Russian Duma Committee Backs Bill on Penalizing Refusal to Hire People of Pre-Pension Age

The parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State-Building recommended the Russian lower house, the State Duma, on Tuesday to adopt in the first reading the president's bill envisaging punishment for employers refusing to provide job placement for citizens of pre-retirement age.

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 11th September, 2018) The parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State-Building recommended the Russian lower house, the State Duma, on Tuesday to adopt in the first reading the president's bill envisaging punishment for employers refusing to provide job placement for citizens of pre-retirement age.

On September 6, Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted to the State Duma a bill stipulating that the refusal to employ citizens of pre-retirement age, or their dismissal without valid reason, would result in the recovery of a fine up to 200,000 rubles ($2,862), or up to 360 hours of community service.

According to the bill, citizens of pre-retirement age are people who are eligible to receive pension payments within five years of their current age or younger.

Alexander Zhukov, the State Duma's first deputy chairman, said earlier in the day that the State Duma would review the bill on Thursday.

Though the State Duma adopted in the first reading a bill on changes to the pension law raising the retirement age from 60 to 65 years for men and from 55 to 63 years for women on July 19, Putin outlined in his address to the nation on August 29 amendments that would soften the initial bill, which were submitted on September 6.

The amendments include setting the retirement age at 60 for women, establishing measures guaranteeing employment opportunities for people of pre-retirement age, and granting mothers with more than three children the right to early retirement.

Your Thoughts and Comments