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Factsheet for measure RO-2020-30/1391 – measures in Romania

Technical unemployment benefit in case of epidemiological investigation

Indemnizatie de somaj tehnic in cazul anchetelor epidemiologice

Country Romania , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 24 July 2020 – 31 December 2020
Context COVID-19
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Employment protection and retention
– Income support for people in employment (e.g., short-time work)
Author Simona Ghita (European Institute of Romania)
Measure added 03 November 2020 (updated 06 November 2020)

Background information

During the state of emergency and the state of alert, it is necessary to adopt measures in accordance with the changes registered on the labor market, so that the negative impact is as small as possible, and to ensure the social protection of employees whose activity has been suspended due to the effects of the spread of COVID-19. To prevent job losses during the pandemic, the Government has introduced a new measure to support employees and employers who are forced to stop working due to COVID-19 infection of some employees.

Content of measure

To prevent job losses during the pandemic, the Government has introduced a new measure to support employees and employers who are forced to stop working due to COVID-19 infection of some employees. Thus, the technical unemployment benefit will also be granted to employees who are obliged to stay at home due to the suspension of the company’s activity, following the epidemiological investigations, except for those on medical leave (indemnities of 75% of the salary, but not exceeding 75% of the medium gross salary, are payable to the employers in order to help them keep their businesses open). The measure applies for the entire suspension period, but not later than 31 December 2020.

Use of measure

Not available information.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Employees in standard employment
Does not apply to businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Trade unions
Employers' organisations
Company / Companies
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Consulted Consulted
Form Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: Peak or cross-sectoral level

Involvement

The information is not available.

Views and reactions

No available information on the subject.

Sources

  • 22 July 2020: GEO 120/2020 on the establishment of support measures for employees and employers in the context of the epidemiological situation caused by the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 (legislatie.just.ro)

Citation

Eurofound (2020), Technical unemployment benefit in case of epidemiological investigation, measure RO-2020-30/1391 (measures in Romania), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/RO-2020-30_1391.html

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