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New non-reimbursable grants have been approved!

Besides reimbursable financing provided under the IMM Invest Romania program, companies can now also benefit from non-reimbursable financing, which is regulated by emergency ordinance no. 130/2020 published on August 6.



We summarize below the main information regarding these grants.



Types of grants:

  • A. microgrants of a lump sum amount of EUR 2.000;

  • B. working capital grants in lump sum, up to a percentage of the yearly turnover;

  • C. grants for investments in production.

Who is it for?



  • Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – they benefit from all 3 forms of grant;

  • Authorized individuals, individual medical cabinets, NGOs with business activity - they benefit only from microgrants.

Characteristics of the 3 forms of support:

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Employment of disabled people - after 25th of July 2020

The amendments to Law 448/2006 on the protection and promotion of the rights of persons with disabilities enter into force on 25.07.2020.

We remind you that the rights of persons with disabilities (a disabled person also means a grade III disabled person) employed or seeking employment are as follows: read more»

The electronic Register of the daily workers has become mandatory

From the 25th of July 2020, with the entry into force of the ordinance of the Minister of Labour and Social Protection No 1.140/2020, the electronic register becomes mandatory for daily workers. Therefore, companies and PFA's working with daily workers must keep their records in the electronic register of their daily workers.

The purpose of the electronic register of the daily workers is to create a register of the work for the daily workers and replaces a similar register, which was to be compiled manually and which is no longer accepted in the relationship with the authorities. A very important aspect is that those who use the work of daily workers are obliged to fill in the daily electronic register as a rule, regardless of the actual working time of day workers. For example, for a 10-day working period, the beneficiary compiles this record on each of those days.

How does it work? read more»

HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION AT WORK HAVE BEEN REDEFINED BY THE LABOUR CODE

Following the publication of Law 151 of 23 July 2020 in the Official Gazette No. 658 of 24 July 2020, additions and amendments to the Labour Code were made in terms of discrimination against employees.

Thus any discrimination, direct or indirect, against an employee, by association, harassment or victimization, on the basis of race, nationality, ethnicity, color, language, religion or social origin, genetic characteristics, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, chronic non-malattie contagiose, HIV infection, political option, family situation or responsibility, membership or trade union activity, membership in a disadvantaged category is prohibited.

What is discrimination for association, harassment and victimization? read more»

The company registration procedures were simplified. The law 102/2020 finally enters into force!

6 months ago we announced the appearance of some positive amendments to the Company Law n. 31/1990, such as:

  • cancelation of the provisions whereby a natural or legal person may be a sole member of a single limited liability company

  • the abolition of the provisions providing that different companies may operate in the same establishment only if the building, through its structure and its useful surface, allows more companies to operate in different premises or in separate shared spaces

  • Abolishment of the obligation to obtain an aproval from the Owners' Association of the building to change the destination of the real estate, in the case of companies whose registered office is to be registered in an apartment building, for companies with registered office of which no activity is exercised. read more»

New tax deferrals and other tax measures to support the business environment

In view of the current situation, which is burdensome for the business environment, a new OUG project has been created, which is intended to bring additional exemptions and facilities for the companies.

These facilities concern: read more»

Travel to Romania for business purpose is exempt from quarantine and isolation measures

The Romanian Government has launched a new phase of relaxation measures related to the current epidemiological context. In this regard, The Decision no. 465 was adopted on the 11th of June 2020, to amend and supplement Annexes 2 and 3 of HG 394/2020 on the Alert State Declaration.

Also, in the Official Journal n. 508 of 15 June 2020 was published the order of the Minister of Health no. 1,080 of 12 June 2020 amending and supplementing Amendment 414/2020 establishing the quarantine measures for persons in an international public health emergency due to COVID-19 infection.

Here's a summary of the legislative changes, on the conditions of travel and entry into Romania.

 1. Countries to be exempted from quarantine/house isolation. read more»

Where can tehnical unemployment documents be sent after the 1st of May?

As of the 3rd of April 2020, the procedures for submitting the documents required to obtain the technical unemployment indemnity have changed. According to the new methodology, all those who submit applications for April (therefore all applications that will be submitted after 1st of May) must send them via the online platform made available by the Romanian Government, namely https://aici.gov.ro/home.

In addition, it is important to know that documents sent by e-mail to AJOFM will no longer be accepted.

The transmission of documents through the above-mentioned platform will ensure faster processing, better record keeping and easier access to documents to be filled in.

In addition, applications will be written intelligently to help employers calculate the compensation to be claimed and therefore errors in identifying the company will be limited. read more»

EXTENSION OF TECHNICAL UNEMPLOYMENT AND OTHER MEASURES INTRODUCED BY THE OUG 70/2020

Emergency Ordinance No. 70/2020 was published in the Official Gazette of Tuesday (May 14, 2020). It brings many changes, the most important of which concern the tax code and the resolution of technical unemployment, as a measure to help companies affected by the crisis caused by SAR-Cov-2.

The following is a summary of the main provisions contained in OUG 70/2020, in some important categories:

I. Extension of social protection measures

The legislative act concerns several measures caused by the current epidemiological situation in Romania, including:

  • the period for granting the technical unemployment allowance shall be extended until 31st of May 2020; read more»

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