Russia: Employment Contract Cannot Expire During Maternity Leave

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By Sergei Blagov

July 7—Employers must extend labor contracts that would otherwise expire during maternity leave under Federal Law No. 200-FZ signed by President Vladimir Putin June 29. The law became effective the day of its publication, July 1.

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