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Employees travelling for business outside the country should receive additional information

According to Law No 172/2020 (which applies both to Romanian employers who send their employees to the European Union (EU) and to EU employers who send employees to Romania), new regulations have emerged requiring employers to provide additional information to employees travelling for work outside Romania, who had not previously been obliged to provide:

  • the worker’s remuneration, in accordance with the legislation of the country of arrival;
  • the amount of remuneration paid during the period of transfer, with a separate declaration of the specific travel allowance (if such allowance is granted);
  • the costs of secondment (transport, accommodation, etc.) and the arrangements for granting or refunding (please specify whether it is board, lodging or transport);
  • link to the national website created by the country where he will work during the secondment period.

What is important to note is that all this information must be provided in writing, before the secondment date, in which the employee must also find details from the employment code on the situation in which he must work abroad:

  • the length of the period of employment to be provided;
  • the currency in which wage rights and payment arrangements will be paid;
  • cash and/or in kind benefits in connection with the pursuit of the business;
  • climatic conditions;
  • the country’s main labour law standards;
  • local customs, non-compliance with which would endanger his life, liberty or personal security.

However, there is an exception to this requirement for journeys of less than, or equal to 7 consecutive days. Employees in such a situation should therefore not be informed of:

  • the salary to which they are entitled, in accordance with the legislation of the country of arrival;
  • the link to the national official website created by the country where he will work during the secondment period.

Law no. 172/2020 also provides for fines for employers who do not fulfill these obligations, ranging from 10,000 to 20,000 lei.

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