The state Duma will consider a draft of the punishment for refusing to hire individuals close to retirement age

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in photobacteria of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. Archival photoThe state Duma will consider a draft of the punishment for refusing to hire individuals close to retirement age© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

The state Duma on 13 September will consider in the first reading the presidential draft law on punishment for denial of employment of citizens approaching retirement age, said the first Vice-speaker of the state Duma Alexander Zhukov.

Russian President Vladimir Putin in early September, introduced the state Duma a draft law according to which the denial of employment or unjustified dismissal of persons close to retirement age subject to a fine up to 200 thousand rubles or compulsory work up to 360 hours. For purposes of this article, pre-retirement age refers to the age period up to five years preceding the appointment of the person insured old-age pension in accordance with pension legislation of the Russian Federation also reported in the text of the document.

«You must consider made by the President in the state Duma a bill introducing criminal liability for unreasonable refusal in employment or unreasonable dismissal of the persons close to retirement age. The bill will be considered in the first reading on 13 September, Thursday», — said Zhukov at the plenary session on Tuesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on 29 August made a half-hour address to the Russians, which stated that the main objective of the pension changes — the stability and sustainability of the pension system. According to him, to postpone change any longer, it’s irresponsible, and hesitation in this matter may endanger the stability and security of the Russian Federation. The President stressed that the decision on pensions is a difficult, but necessary, urged Russians to be sensitive to future innovations.

Meanwhile, Putin proposed a number of measures that will allow mitigate their decisions. In particular, according to him, the age of retirement for women in Russia must be 60 years instead of the government 63, 65 for men. Other plans include a large mother should have the right of early retirement, the terms of pensions for the indigenous peoples of the North should be retained, unemployment benefits for those approaching retirement age is increased, and for the dismissal before retirement, you need to enter administrative and even criminal liability. Proposals to change the pension system was designed as amendments to the law submitted by the President for consideration in the state Duma on 6 September, the same day the «United Russia» also brought in GD the first set of amendments.

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