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Russia: Contracts of employment

Original and updating authors: Irina Anyukhina and Olga Pimanova, ALRUD


  • Employment contracts must be in writing. (See General)
  • Employment contracts may provide for a probationary period to test the employee's aptitude for the job. (See Probationary periods)
  • The main distinction in employment law is between open-ended and fixed-term employment contracts. (See Types of contract)
  • Employment contracts must contain certain minimum information and terms. (See Written employment contract)
  • In general, the terms of an employment contract may be amended only by written agreement between the employer and employee. (See Variation of contract)