In general, they positively assessed the initiative proposed by the senators. But they added that benefits should be provided not only to those who have to care for disabled people of the first group.
As experts recall, now, according to the law, additional unpaid leave can be granted to an employee who has two or more children under the age of fourteen, an employee with a disabled child under the age of eighteen, a single mother raising a child under fourteen, a father, raising a child under the age of fourteen without a mother. Such leave, upon the written application of the employee, can be added to the annual paid leave or used separately - in full or in parts. But at the same time, it is important that additional leave is spelled out in the collective agreement that exists at the enterprise or organization.
Experts from the Institute of Legislation, who prepared a response to the draft law, emphasized that the most important thing now is to determine the circle of patients for whom constant care is required. This, in turn, will make it possible to determine the category of workers who can apply for special guarantees provided for in the Labor Code.
It is important to identify the category of workers who may qualify for special guarantees
Alexander Safonov, Vice-Rector of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, explained to Rossiyskaya Gazeta that among additional guarantees such employees may be prohibited from engaging them in night work, overtime work, and business trips.