The minimum wage changes in 2023
December 23, 2022Florina Babau
From 1 January 2023, the minimum gross national guaranteed basic wage increases.READ MORE
The Government adopted OUG no. 73/2022, extending until 31.12.2022 the period for which employers have the possibility to reduce the working time of employees by no more than 80% of the daily, weekly or monthly duration and obtain financial aid from the Government.Read article
The Government adopted on 30.05.2022 O.U.G. no. 73/2022, on the amendment of O.U.G no.123/2020, regarding support measures for employees and employers in the context of the COVID pandemic, in the sense that it extended until 31.12.2022 the period for which employers have the possibility to reduce the working time of employees by no more than 80% of the daily, weekly or monthly duration, stipulated in the individual employment contract and obtaining financial aid from the Government.
These provisions were valid until the expiry of the period of 3 months from the date of the cessation of the alert state, respectively until June 8, 2022. Consequently, the new provisions apply from 08 June 2022.
As companies still face difficulties in carrying out their activity, this time due to the current political and economic situation, the Government decided to extend the period within which employers can decide to reduce their working time, but the conditions they have to meet have changed, the measure was also adopted to support companies facing a decline in production.
Thus, the new conditions for the application of the Kurzarbeit mechanism are as follows:
Also, in order to reduce the risk of social exclusion of those who are economically active, but who are also in a situation of terminating their activity, the normative act also provides for the extension of the period of granting the indemnity of 41,5% of the average gross salary provided by the Law on the Social Insurance budget for professionals provided by the Civil Code, for individuals who obtain income from copyright and related rights, according to Law no. 8/1996, and for individuals with individual labor conventions under Law no. 1/2005.