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“Technical unemployment” – how can we benefit of the new facilities?

In the context of the economic crisis caused by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), many companies are forced to apply cost-cutting measures and to reduce the activity. In this context the Romanian Government adopted on March 21 an Emergency Ordinance (no. 30/2020) to establish some measures in the field of social protection. The decree also brings some additions to the temporary suspension of the individual employment contract, at the initiative of the employer, known in common language as “technical unemployment”.

Technical unemployment existed also until now, being governed by the Labor Code which, in Article 53, contains provisions related to the interruption or reduction of the employer’s activity:

“Article 2 53

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“Technical unemployment” – how can we benefit of the new facilities?

March 23, 2020Florina Babau

In the context of the economic crisis caused by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), many companies are forced to apply cost-cutting measures and to reduce the activity. In this context the Romanian Government adopted on March 21 an Emergency Ordinance (no. 30/2020) to establish some measures in the field of social protection. The decree also brings some additions to the temporary suspension of the individual employment contract, at the initiative of the employer, known in common language as “technical unemployment”.

Technical unemployment existed also until now, being governed by the Labor Code which, in Article 53, contains provisions related to the interruption or reduction of the employer’s activity:

“Article 2 53

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