The last week of December will be shortened as December 31 falls on Thursday and is a business day. At the same time, the employer can provide employees with a day off on December 31, having paid for it. This was announced in the press service of Rostrud on Tuesday, December 22.
“In 2020, according to the production calendar, December 31 falls on Thursday and is a working day, preceding a non-working holiday, in connection with which its duration is reduced by one hour. Then the Russians will have a rest from January 1 to 10, “TASS quotes the words of the deputy head of Rostrud Ivan Shklovts.
At the same time, December 31 may become non-working for employees if they are given an additional day of rest. According to Shklovts, the employer can pay for this day off by issuing a local normative act stating that the given day off is payable.
The first business day in 2021 on the production calendar will be Monday, January 11.
In addition, an additional day of rest can be granted to an employee as a day of unpaid leave, if the employee submits such an application. It can also be a day off as an additional day of rest – time off – for previously worked overtime, or for work on a weekend or a non-working holiday.
In early December, the Kremlin announced that the appointment of December 31 as a day off was a decision of the regional authorities.
More than 30 regions of the country announced the transfer of the working day from December 31 to 26. Among them are Penza, Arkhangelsk, Magadan and Voronezh, Irkutsk regions, Sevastopol, Chuvash Republic, Tuva, Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Kabardino-Balkaria and St. Petersburg.