Sovetskoe Trudovoe Pravo (1946) -- extracts

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All-Union Institute of Juridicial Sciences of the PCJ1 of the USSR


edited by N.G. Aleksandrov and D.M. Genkin

released by the all-union committee
on matters of higher education under the SNK
of the USSR as a textbook for
juridicial institutes

Juridicial Publishing House of the PCJ of the USSR
Moscow 1946


[p. 277]
The social danger of violations of labor discipline grew significantly in the years immediately preceding the great Patriotic War, especially after the threat of a military assault on the part of the German-fascist aggressors loomed over our motherland.

[p. 279]
Truancy is the absence of a worker from work at his appointed work time without justifying reasons, if that absence continued more than 20 minutes or took place 3 times in the period of one month or 4 times in the period of two consecutive months. It is likewise equivalent to truancy to appear at work in an intoxicated state.

[pp. 279-280]
(Sleeping or idling [at work?] are not usually treated as "truancy" under this law.)

[p. 280]
Justifying reasons
[«Izvestiya NKT SSSR»
3 No. 36], 17 Dec. 1930[?], point 13

[p. 280]

Nevertheless, this list did not embrace, and indeed cannot embrace all the circumstances arising in life, which do not establish(?) responsibility for truancy and are acknowledged by judical practice as justifying reasons for non-appearance or lateness at work. Thus, judicial practice does not consider truancy:

[long discussion omitted]



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