The lawyer explained the difference between non-working days and days off

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Yelizaveta Vladimirova, a lawyer at the Human and Law Legal Center, said that there is a difference between non-working days and days off, and it will be possible to talk about compensation for going to work during the May holidays after the corresponding decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin appears.

“If it is announced as a weekend and the employer forces you to go to work, then here, according to the employment contract and the Labor Code, there is a rate if necessary to go out on weekends. That is, it doubles or rises, it all depends on the employer, “Vladimirova explained to on Friday, April 23,

She recalled the norm contained in the Labor Code in case an employee leaves for work on a day off. According to the lawyer, in this case, theoretically, the employee can claim compensation through the court.

Moreover, if we are talking about non-working days, then this issue is decided by the employer.

Earlier that day, Putin, at a meeting with the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova and Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova, supported the proposal to make the May holidays continuous due to the coronavirus pandemic. The head of state promised to sign a decree extending the holidays later on Friday.

The head of the Bar Association “Gribakov, Polyak and Partners” Alexander Gribakov suggested that the days from May 1 to May 10 would most likely be made non-working with salary preserved.