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Some facilities for protected units and for the employment of persons with disabilities were reintroduced

In Romania, hiring a disabled person is quite difficult. After 1990, social and financial support for people with disabilities increased, but job opportunities declined due to the disappearance of most of the "invalid cooperatives", which were sheltered jobs.

This has led to the creation of so-called protected structures, autonomous economic entities whose main objective is the professional integration of people facing serious difficulties in the labour market, and which are carried out in sheltered laboratories or by means of vocational training and qualifications.

In Romania, this type of enterprise has been defined by invalidity legislation, namely Law 448/2006. In Romania, Law 448/2006 provides that companies must be subject to a social security scheme. read more»

Starting from August, Health and Social Contributions will be paid at minimum salary level even for part-time employees

Thursday, the 20th of July, the Romanian Government adopted a decision through which is the employers will have to pay the CAS and CASS contributions at the level of the minimum wage even for the part-time contracts.

Therefore, under this decision, employers will be required to pay social and health contributions at the level of the minimum wage even in the case of part-time contracts.

The measure is taken even if the salary of the part-time employee, related to the number of hours worked, is lower than the country-guaranteed minimum gross salary. Thus, for example, if the part-time employee earns 600 lei gross, the employer will be obliged to pay the pension and health contribution at the level of the minimum salary of 1450 lei gross. read more»

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