The most important changes of the new law on the Romanian Public Pension System are the ones regarding the way the pensions are to be calculated. According to the new law, the algorithm that is used in order to determine the pension will be changed and all existing pensions will undergo a recalculation process. However, no existing pension will be lower after the recalculation and changes on the amounts are to be made only if they are more favourable to the beneficiaries
The Supreme Court has issued a general and mandatory ruling stating that in order for an employee to be ordered to pay damages to the employer, a court should determine the amount that is to be paid. The parties cannot negotiate and insert, within the individual employment agreements, predetermined amounts
A recent Law modified the contents of Article no. 56 of the Labour Code that contains the de jure situations in which the employment agreement is terminated. One of these situations is the termination of the agreement when the employee reaches the retirement age and has the minimum contribution period to benefit from pension rights. At this moment, the pension age is different for men and women. However women can choose to continue the employment until they reach the retirement age for men. The new form of the article also includes the possibility for both male and female employees to continue the employment by request for a period of 3 years after they reach the retirement age
Even in the era of far-reaching international trade agreements and regional economic and political partnerships, the majority of laws and regulations governing the workplace are still determined by the individual countries where employees work.
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According to Government Decision no. 34/2019 the maximum number of working permits that are authorised to be issued in 2019 for workers outside the EU and EEC is 20.000. The maximum contingent is the largest to date, and higher than the one announced by the Labour Ministry when they made public the project for the Government Decision
According to a new Government Ordinance, for 2019, employees working in the Construction sector will have a higher minimum wage guaranteed in payment than all other employees
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