This Article offers a general examination and analysis of Russian labor law, including its historic origin and current status, and it also examines the existing enforcement mechanisms for its provisions. It also provides a comparison of Russian labor law and enforcement to the labor regulations and enforcement in four other countries: the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Mexico. The Article concludes that Russia's failure to comply with and enforce its labor regulations is deeply rooted in the culture's historic distrust and disrespect for the law that was typical during Soviet times and continues into the current legal framework. It further offers a prediction for the future development of Russia's labor law and legal culture. More specifically, Part I discusses the transition of labor laws in Russia, including the creation and development of the Soviet/Russian Labor Code and its substantive provisions. Part II provides an overview and analysis of the Russian legal culture and enforcement of its labor law. Part III compares Russian labor law and enforcement mechanisms with that of the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Mexico. Finally, Part IV provides a conclusion predicting the future path of Russian labor law and legal culture.
Katerina P. Lewinbuk,
Russia's Labor Pains: The Slow Creation of a Culture of Enforcement,
32 Fordham Int'l L.J. 846
Available at: http://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/ilj/vol32/iss3/3