The Labour Ministry has published a project for a Government Decision establishing the maximum number of working permits that could be issued in 2019 for workers outside the EU and EEC. The maximum contingent announced by the Labour Ministry is the largest to date. The project is subject to public discussions and the maximum contingent could be modified by the date of the enforcement of the decision.
In a recent ruling the Supreme Court stated that negotiations between employers and employees on the subject of qualifying working conditions as falling into special categories established by law that allow the employee that performed the activity under this conditions to obtain the reduction of the standard retirement age cannot be subject to mediation.
The Government has issued an Emergency Ordinance that will modify the Labour Code introducing a new notion of differentiated minimum wage. The criteria used to differentiate the minimum wage are the level of education required for the position and the seniority of the employee. The levels for the differentiated minimum wage are yet to be set.
The Government has issued a Decision regulating new rules for EU/EEA based companies that provide job placement services for Romanian employees looking for employment abroad, similar to the ones imposed on Romanian agents that provide job placement services
Law no. 176/2018 that comes into effect on August 18th 2018 is the first normative act to regulate internships in Romania. The new law regulates paid internships; the only type of internship recognized at this moment and establishes the minimal guidelines for companies considering implementing internship programs
A new Government Ordinance No. 60/2018 has introduced higher incentives for unemployed individuals that are registered as unemployed with the local authorities, are not receiving unemployment indemnity and get employed. The same Ordinance has introduced higher incentives for the companies that hire certain categories of unemployed individuals
Labour Code provision stating that the individual employment agreement will be terminated at the time of reaching both the age limit for retirement and the required contribution period is constitutional only if this provision does not limit the right for the women that reach their legal age limit of 63 to opt for the continuation of employment up until they reach the age of 65, the legal age limit for men.
The legislative proposal contains additional rules and regulations meant to ensure the enforcement of the EU Regulation 2016/679. The decisional chamber is the Senate that is expected to give the final vote as soon as possible.
The Romanian Profession Classification (RPC) is an inventory of professions that assigns a number to each profession. According to the Labour Code each individual employment agreement has to include the RPC number for the profession of the employee. In order to include the newest professional developments, the RPC is periodically revised.
In a continuous effort to further reduce undeclared employment, a new law has introduced a series of changes into the Labour Code. New rules on the registration of the individual employment agreement and new sanctions on disregarding the rules imposed by the Labor Code were introduced.