The annual Government Decision on the minimum wage guaranteed for payment was adopted and starting January 1st the minimum monthly gross wage for a full time employee will be 1900 LEI (approximately 410 EURO) and all social contributions for any employees (including part time employees) will observe this minimum monthly gross wage
Starting January 1st 2018 a new fiscal regime for the wage system in Romania will be enforced. At this moment the burden of social contributions and income tax is divided between employers and employees. According to the new fiscal regime, the employee will bear the burden of all contributions to the pension system, health system and income tax. The employer will pay an additional contribution of 2.25% of all monthly wage funds.
A new legislative project that will be debated in the Parliament will regulate paid internships for young individuals. Companies that choose to use paid interns will have to observe a series of ruleswhen using paid interns but might also benefit from an indemnity if they choose to hire the interns after the internship period expires.
Recent changes in the Labour Code included the elimination of criminal charges against employers that use the work of more than 5 employees without legal forms. A new legislative project contains provisions on the criminal charges the employer that uses undeclared employment might face.
Understanding the distinction between contractors and employees and the re-characterisation of a contractor into an employee
Beginning the 1st of August, new rules on social security contributions for part-time employees will apply.
New legal provisions were introduced in the Romanian Labour Code in order to limit the occurrence of undeclared employment. Stricter rules on punishing employers that use undeclared employees apply, starting this August.
A new project to modify the Labor Code has been published by the Labor Ministry. The project is subject to public debate and aims at reducing undeclared employment.
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The Supreme Court has issued a generally mandatory decision, stating that the individual employment agreement is terminated de jure when the employee begins to serve the prison sentence, making it impossible for the employee to be present at the workplace.