The department noted that the proposed norms enshrine "the inviolability of rest time."

“Interaction during the employee’s rest period with the employer is allowed with the prior written consent of the employee reflected in the employment contract and is paid in the manner prescribed for overtime work, in accordance with article 152 of the Labor Code,” RIA Novosti reports.

At the same time, they added that the issues of compensation for electricity costs and the use of personal equipment are resolved in accordance with the local regulatory acts of organizations and labor contracts.

In mid-June, the Duma introduced a bill on remote work, which regulates the working hours and rest of remote employees and regulates the types of distance employment.

Member of the State Duma Committee on Labor and Social Policy, Chairman of the Mining and Metallurgical Union of Russia Mikhail Tarasenkov in an interview with Nation News commented on this bill.