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 alert status was last extended for 30 days, starting February 7, 2022, and March 8, 2022 was the last day on which the restrictions set by the Government decision were valid.Read article
The alert status was last extended for 30 days from 7 February 2022. As expected, the state of alert was not prolonged, 8 March 2022 being the last day on which the restrictions established by the Government decision were valid. The alert state lasted for almost two years in Romania, from May 15, 2020 to March 8, 2022, during which various measures were implemented that targeted several areas, including the field of labor relations.
The termination of the alert status shall have effect both in respect of the lifting of restrictions and in respect of facilities which have been adopted during this alert period.
As a result of the termination of the alert state, the employer no longer has the obligation to organize work at home / teleworking regime (this type of organization can be established further, with the agreement of both parties), neither the obligation to organize the work schedule or the obligation to organize the work at the workplace taking into account the degree of vaccination of the employees at that job.
The mask is no longer mandatory, neither in open spaces nor in enclosed spaces, but is recommended in crowded spaces.
Effects on facilities
The validity of collective labor agreements (CCM) is automatically extended by 90 days from the cessation of the alert state, according to Law no. 55/2020 which also provides that, within 45 days from the date of the cessation of the alert state, the parties have the obligation to initiate collective negotiations. The validity of the documents (driving license, identity card) is extended by 90 days from the end of the alert state.
In other words, it’s time to get back to normalcy.