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Amendments to the law 19/2020 on giving parents time off to supervise the children

The decree for the implementation of the provisions of Law 19/2020 on granting additional free days to parents for the supervision of children in the situation of temporary closure of educational establishments, was published in the Official Gazette No 22/21.03.2020. There are several important changes and additions to the law (you can find details of the original provisions here and the first additions made here).
 
The last amendments are concerning the following aspects:
  • it is established which are the working days for which the parents will receive an allowance.

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Amendments to the law 19/2020 on giving parents time off to supervise the children

March 23, 2020Liliana Savin

The decree for the implementation of the provisions of Law 19/2020 on granting additional free days to parents for the supervision of children in the situation of temporary closure of educational establishments, was published in the Official Gazette No 22/21.03.2020. There are several important changes and additions to the law (you can find details of the original provisions here and the first additions made here).
 
The last amendments are concerning the following aspects:
  • it is established which are the working days for which the parents will receive an allowance.

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Huge disinformation from the Minister of Finance and ANAF!

March 23, 2020Alexandra Craciunoiu

Unfortunately, in these difficult days, we are the victims of a serious disinformation coming from the ANAF.

A few days ago the finance minister Florin Citu announced through a public announcement on his Facebook page several measures that will be taken in favor of the business environment to combat the effects of the current crisis. Shortly thereafter, ANAF published on its website an official statement containing the same measures. You can find it on the ANAF website, here, and also in the attached image. Details of these provisions are also available here.

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What is and how to obtain the emergency situation certificate (CSU)?

March 20, 2020Florina Babau

According to a draft decision of the Romanian Government to be approved, in order to benefit from the measure adopted by the Government, which will cover from the unemployment insurance budget the benefits enjoyed by employees whose individual employment contracts are temporarily suspended on the initiative of their employer (pursuant to Article 52 (1) (c) of Law 53/2003 – Labor code, as modified and integrated, due to the effects of SAR-Cov-2 virus, companies must obtain a certificate of emergency situations (CSU).

How to request CSU

The request for issuing emergency situation certificates (CSU) will be made exclusively via the http platform://prevenire.gov.ro/, the platform will contain a dedicated section and will be operational within 5 days of the adoption and publication of the draft decision in the Official Journal.

Within the platform, the applicant shall provide information on:

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Economic measures adopted by the government: technical unemployment – up to 75% of the average salary, credits for SMES, VATref

March 23, 2020Alexandra Craciunoiu

The Romanian government today came up with a package of measures to mitigate the negative effects of the crisis caused by the new coronavirus.

According to the announcement made by Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, those measures were taken that were considered absolutely necessary to support the employees and employers affected by the epidemic Coronavirus, such as: Government support for technical unemployment costs for employees, on the basis of specific conditions, increase in the budget allocated for the settlement of sick leave, and credit for SMEs, for investment and securing working capital.

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How do the law on granting extra time off to parents apply?

March 23, 2020Alexandra Craciunoiu

The Romanian Government adopted, through the Emergency Ordinance, a series of measures in the field of social protection in the context of the epidemiological situation caused by the spread of SAR-CoV-2 coronavirus.

Thus, Amendments and additions have been made to Act 19/2020 on the granting of leave to parents for child supervision in the event of temporary closure of educational establishments, in the sense that:

  • the notion of “parent” for the purposes of the law has been clarified;

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Trade Register – registrations only online for 30 days

March 23, 2020Reliana Groza

On the 16 March 2020, the President of Romania signed the decree to establish the State of Emergency in Romanian for a period of 30 days.

Among the measures introduces by the new regulations, the Article 45 is stating the following:

Al.1. During the state of emergency, the work of the National Office of the Trade Register and of the regional offices of the Trade Regiater continues with regard to the registration of changes related to the legal entities and rnatural persons registered in the Trade Register. These registrations will be carried out by electronic means, based on the changes requests and additional documents deposited in electronic form, with the electronic signature incorporated.

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Deferral of taxes and duties

March 19, 2020Renata Ban

The current context, triggered by the COVID19 epidemic, is already creating numerous difficulties and challenges for companies, with a new economic crisis on the horizon. The bill on the amendment of certain provisions of the Tax Code to change the payment deadlines for a series of substandard taxes in the next period was presented to the Chamber of Deputies yesterday.

Therefore, the taxes and duties in the bill are:

  • income tax for fiscal year 2019 and first quarter 2020;

  • income tax on micro-enterprises for the first quarter of 2020;

  • payroll taxes and salaries between February and April 2020;

  • Social health contributions related to wages received in the period February-April 2020;

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State of Emergency in Romania. What should the companies know?

March 17, 2020Bianca Druc

Today, March 16, 2020, the President of Romania signed the Decree on establishing the state of emergency on the territory of Romania, for a period of 30 days. The President shall request Parliament to approve the measure adopted, within a maximum of 5 days from his issuance date.

Here are some of the measures that have an impact on the economic and social life:

In the economic field:

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Extension of the deadline for the tax returns 2020 and other measures to support the business environment

March 17, 2020Andreea Ilica

As a result of the difficult economic context caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Minister of Finance, through a press release from the National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF) announced today (Monday, 16.03.2020) a series of measures to support the business environment.

Below you can find an overview of the main provisions:

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We stay on duty, to offer you support!

March 17, 2020Adela Cristea

We are living these days an exceptional period, in which all things happen differently than we were used to. But on how we will all mobilize to overcome this moment will also depend on the future evolution of things. And at such times, we believe that we must prove solidarity and contribute with everything we can to provide support to those around us.

At Ascent Group, our main resource is know-how. And these days we receive an avalanche of questions related to the latest legislative measures, the declaration of the state of emergency, the alternatives that employers have to make work more flexible during this period, medical leave, quarantine, fiscal measures to mitigate the impact of the crisis, etc.

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Last informations from CNAS, regarding sick leave and quarantine allowance

March 17, 2020Liliana Savin

The press office of the National Health Insurance House published today, on the official website of the institution, a series of recommendations regarding the granting of medical leave and the quarantine payment.

According to the published text, in order to prevent illnesses and to recover the capacity to work, the insured persons can benefit from leave and allowance for quarantine, according to the regulations contained in the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 158/2005 regarding the holidays and indemnities of social health insurance, with the subsequent modifications and completions, as well as in the Norms of application of its provisions, approved by the Order of the Minister of Health and of the president of CNAS no. 15 / 1.311 / 2018, as subsequently amended and supplemented.

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New solutions for employee’s protection – making work relationships more flexible

March 16, 2020Adela Cristea

In the context created by the coronavirus (COVID19) pandemia, employers play a major role in reducing the risk of employee contamination with the new virus.

Apart of the implementation of additional hygiene measures and the correct information of employees on how to protect themselves, companies can adopt, in the framework of labour relations, solutions that make work schedule and the way of work more flexible.

One of the measures may be the decaling of the work programme, as state Secretary Raed Arafat recommends in the middle of last week.

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New legal measures – free days for parents

March 16, 2020Adela Cristea

 As a result of the courses suspension in pre-university education in Romania, between March 11 and March 22, 2020, the public authorities have decided to take measures to help parents who cannot leave their children unattended.

Therefore, the Chamber of Deputies adopted on 12.03.2020, by unanimous vote, the legislative initiative that obliges all employers, both public and private, to grant paid days off to one of the parents in the situation of temporary closure of the schools due to adverse weather conditions or other extreme situations decreed by the competent authorities with responsibilities in the field.

The law also applies to single persons from the single-parent family, to the legal representative of the child and to the person designated to exercise the rights and fulfill the parental obligations towards the child.


Therefore, free days are granted for as long as the authorities decree the closure of schools.

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