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Legal changes related to labor taxation from 2018

The Ordinance no. 79/2017 regarding the amendment of the Fiscal Code approved by the Government on 08.11.2017 was published in the Official Gazette of 10.11.2017. This brings important news for both employees and employers.

The main change is represented by the transfer of contributions from the employer to the employee. Out of the total of 9 contributions currently paid by employers and employees, starting with 2018 there will be only 3 contributions, namely: read more»

Social contributions decreased in December 2008 and increased again in January 2009

Unfortunately, the estimations from December 2008 regarding the contributions to the social insurances payed by the employer were partially modified, on the increase, beginning with 2009.

Thus, through the Emergency Ordinance no. 255 that refers to some budgetary-financial measures published on 30.12.2008, (that completes art. 18, second paragraph from Law 19/2000 regarding the public pension system and other social insurances rights), the quota of the contributions of social insurances are established beginning with the 1st of January 2009, as it follows: read more»

Starting December 2008 the employers’ contributions have diminished

Starting with the 1st of December 2008, three types of contribution owed by the employers to the state budget have been diminished as follows:

  • According to article 27 from Law 76/2002, with further alterations and completions, the contribution for the budget of unemployment insurances owed by the employer will diminish from 1% to 0.5%.
  • According to article 258 to Law 95/2006, with further alterations and completions, the contribution for health insurances owed by the employer will diminish from 5.5% to 5.2%.
  • According to Law 387 from 2007 concerning the budget of state social insurances, the contribution of social insurances owed by the employer will diminish from 19.5% to 18%.

How hard is to be a good colleague?

If I could ask anybody on Earth, no matter religion or nationality, I think few people could give me a definition of what means to be a good colleague at work.

In fact, there is not a standard definition to explain what means to be a good colleague at work, but we could guide ourselves to some unwritten rules. This comes from the inside of each person and depends on its character, on the honour and respect we generally grant to human beings.

Anyway, in my opinion, attitude towards our colleagues is connected with our communication skills and the importance we grant to interpersonal relationships.

We should have a positive attitude at work, should try to avoid criticism for our colleagues or in case we have something to object we should treat the situation with diplomacy and decency. read more»

The minimum gross salary was modified

Due to some changes in the legislation, the minimum gross salary was increased on national level to 540 lei, starting with the 1st of October 2008, accordingly to legal provision no. 1051/10.09.2008. The change will be valid until the 31st of December 2008. Starting with 1st January 2009 the minimum gross salary will increase from 540 Lei to 600 Lei per month.

The amount of 540 Lei is established for 170 hours per week representing 3, 16 lei/hour. In case employees’ salaries are registered below the Romanian minimum gross salary, this is considered to be illegal and is penalized with fees between 1000 - 2000 lei.

In Romania, the minimum gross salary for the period between October and December 2008 will be 540 Lei for unqualified workers, 648 Lei for qualified workers and 1080 Lei for employees who graduated college.

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