Tuesday, the 2nd of September, the Senate adopted the maximum monthly compensation for the first year of the parental leave for parents who choose to benefit from the parental leave for two years. Currently, according to the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 111/2010, the child allowance amount represents 85% of the average net income in the last 12 months. However, depending on the length chosen by the parents’ leave, the allowance has certain minimum and maximum limits. According to the amendments adopted on 2 September by senators, people who choose parental leave for children up to two years old, will, in the first year, receive at least 1,200 lei and 3,400 lei at most. Thus, in the second year, the maximum amount will be only 1,200 lei.