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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»

NEWS ON THE MULTIPLE ELECTRONIC PAYMENT ORDER

From 21st of April onwards, both public entities and economic operators, which by their nature have opened accounts with the Treasury, will be able to make online payment via the electronic multiple payment order, by accounts opened with the Treasury units of the State through which it operates.

The new provisions are contained in the OMFP n. 1819/2020 and were published in the Official Journal n. 279 of 3 April 2020. 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»

THE STATE OF ALERT. WHAT’S NEW FOR COMPANIES?

The decision 24 of 14.05.2020 issued by the National Committee for Emergency Situations, published in M.O. n. 395/15.05.2020, approved the establishment of a state of alert at national level for a period of 30 days, starting from 15.05.2020.

As the state of alert has facilitated some of the measures ordered during the state of emergency and companies can start to resume their activities, the decision focuses on the definition of measures for prevention and control of infections.

The following is a set of measures applicable to companies:

1. Organisation of business activities towards employees and customers:

  • is further encouraged to work at home or in telework, as public and private economic operators are obliged to organize their activities so that work is carried out from workers' homes. read more»

NEWS ON THE ACTTIVITY OF THE COMMERCIAL REGISTER

With the end of the state of emergency, we also have some news regarding the activity of the Commercial Register.

Thus, for a period of six months from the date of the end of the emergency, the activity of the Register of Commerce will be done mainly by sending the files online or by correspondence.

At the same time, the program with the public at the institution’s desks began today (May 15), with a 4-hour work program, divided into two hourly intervals, which is:

  • Monday-Thursday 09:00-11:00 and 12:00-14:00
  • Friday 08:0-10:00 and 11:00-13:00
Access to the public is provided with only one person at the counter, with the obligation to respect a distance of 2 meters from the counter and the person with whom you cross.

The public will have access to the premises of the Register of Commerce with a protective mask that covers both the mouth and the nose. read more»

THE YELLOW EMERGENCY CERTIFICATES MAY ALSO BE REQUIRED FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL

News about emergency certificates were published on M.O. 385 on May the 13th.

According to the new provisions, the economic operators who suffered from the effects of the SAR-Cov2 pandemic in april, can benefit from the certificate of emergency TYPE 2 (yellow) situations following the completion of a self-declaration. The statement must indicate that there is a decrease in revenues of at least 25% in March or April 2020 compared to the average for January and February 2020.

But companies now have another statement available to get the certificate of emergency situations. In fact, the new declaration used only adds the month April 2020 (along with March), as the month in which the decrease in income/income achieved is decreased by more than 25% compared to the average income of January-February 2020. read more»

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