Last updated: 18 December 2014
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Just like in December 2013, the end of 2014 brings forth a new change in the basic minimum gross salary at the national level. In addition to the increase of such salary as of January 2015, the Government decided to grant two days off – December 25 and 31 – to employees in the public sector. Hereinafter you can find a brief presentation of these legal changes.
NEW MINIMUM BASIC MINIMUM GROSS SALARY AT T HE NATIONAL LEVEL FOR 2015
Government Decision no. 1091/2014 (published in the Official Journal no. 902/11.12.2014) provides a two-staged increase of the basic minimum gross salary guaranteed at the national level, as follows:
- As of January 1, 2015, the basic minimum gross salary guaranteed at the national level shall increase from 900 to 975 LEI (RON) per month (approximately 219 Euros), for full-time jobs of 168.667 hours per month, namely 5.781 LEI (RON)/hour.
- As of July 1, 2015, the basic minimum gross salary guaranteed at the national level shall increase to 1050 LEI (RON) per month (approximately 236 Euros), for full-time jobs of 168,667 hours per month, namely 6,225 LEI (RON)/hour.
The basic minimum gross salary at the national level is defined as the lowest basic salary that an employee may be granted under an individual labour agreement, for a full-time job.
Establishing a basic salary under the rate provided by the Decision hereinabove mentioned represents a violation of the law and shall be punished by a fine between 1,000 (LEI) RON and 2,000 LEI (RON).
ADDITIONAL DAYS OFF FOR PUBLIC SECTOR PERSONNEL
We are reminding you that the 25 th and the 26 th of December, as well as the 1st and 2nd of January are official holidays in Romania. By a Decision published in the Official Journal no. 901 as of December 11 th , the Romanian Government decided that the 24th and the 31st of December shall also be days off, but this measure is applicable only to public sector personnel. Days off thus granted shall be recovered until January 31st 2015, in accordance with the decisions taken by public institutions.
The Decision is not applicable to jobs whose activity cannot be interrupted because of the nature thereof or of the production process.
Please note that the 24 th and the 31 st of December are not necessarily days off in the private sector. Such decision is at the employers’ choice, but companies usually take advantage of this period of the year in order to clear remaining paid leave days.