Starting with January 2023, labor law in Romania has undergone a series of amendments. The most important of amendments concern the employer’s obligation in Romania regarding the information provided to employees, on insolvency proceedings, bankruptcy or liquidation in Romania and on the possibilities for settling labor dispute in Romania. The Romanian Law Firm Pavel, Margarit and Associates recommend contacting a lawyer specialized in labor law in Romania who can provide legal assistance and advice on matters related to employment agreements and labor disputes in Romania, given the complexity and rigor of the new provisions.
According to the new amendments to the labor law in Romania, the employer shall have the obligation in Romania to provide specific information to both the employee in Romania and the person selected for employment, to mention the basic income and the other elements of the income that shall be recorded separately, as well as the payment method of the income. It is important to note that prior to these amendments, the employer had no obligation to specify the method of payment or to highlight separately the secondary elements of the income.
At the same time, in regards to the obligations of the employer in Romania, one can notice specific amendments related to the place where the employee in Romania carries out the activity. In this sense, in the individual employment agreement in Romania it shall be specified whether there is a fixed place or, in its absence, the possibility for the employee in Romania to carry out his activity in different places. Related to this aspect, the legislator clarified the need for the employer in Romania to mention in the case of multiple places, if thetravel expenses between the work palces shall be ensured/settled by the employer.
On the other hand, a significant amendment to the labor law in Romania is represented by the need to determine the court’s jurisdiction in whose district the plaintiff has his domicile, residence, place of work or, as the case may be, headquarters, in resolving requests for individual and collective labor disputes in Romania. At the Romanian Law Firm Pavel, Margarit and Associates collaborate numerous lawyers with experience in individual employment agreements and labor disputes in Romania who have assisted over time clients of various nationalities in projects regarding the revision of work contracts in Romania and who can provide you legal assistance and representation before Romanian courts in labor disputes in Romania.
Last but not least, the new amendments to the labor law in Romania concern the case in which the employer in Romania is in the insolvency, bankruptcy or liquidation procedure in Romania, the legislator regulating a term of 60 calendar days in which the insolvency practitioner has the obligation to issue to the employees a document attesting the activity carried out by them, term that was not specified in the privious apllicable provisions.
In conclusion, we highlighted the most important amendments to labor law in Romania that employers in Romania shall take into account when concluding employment agreements in Romania, though these are not the only aspects on which amendments have been made, reason why the Romanian Law Firm Pavel, Margarit and Associates recommend contacting the services of a lawyer specialized in labor law in Romania who can guide you in order to review employment agreements in Romania or resolve disputes, in accordance with the new provisions.
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The key amendments to labor law in Romania include the employer’s obligation to provide specific information to employees regarding insolvency proceedings, bankruptcy, or liquidation. Employers must now specify the basic income and separate the elements of income, as well as indicate the payment method. Additionally, there are new provisions concerning the employee’s place of work and the employer’s responsibility for travel expenses. To navigate these changes and ensure compliance, it is advisable to consult a lawyer specialized in labor law in Romania.
The amended labor law in Romania now requires determining the court’s jurisdiction based on the plaintiff’s domicile, residence, place of work, or headquarters. This determination is crucial in resolving individual and collective labor disputes. Lawyers with experience in labor law, such as those at the Romanian Law Firm Pavel, Margarit and Associates, can provide legal assistance and representation in labor disputes before Romanian courts
The amendments stipulate that in cases where the employer is undergoing insolvency, bankruptcy, or liquidation procedures, the insolvency practitioner has a 60-day period to issue a document attesting to the employees’ activities. This specific timeframe was not specified in previous provisions. Employers should be aware of this requirement and seek legal guidance from a lawyer specialized in labor law in Romania to ensure compliance with the new provisions during such procedures.