In Romania, when men reach 65 and women reach 63 they are entitled to pension, provided that they have accumulated at least 15 years of service and are not currently employed.
The salary continues to be paid during sickness, under the condition of providing a medical certificate.
The payment is between 75%-100%, dependent on the illness for a maximum of 180 days/year.
The first 5 days are paid by the employer; any subsequent days are covered by the employer who will then be entitled to a refund from the state upon application. The reimbursement period is between 6 months and 3 years.
Maternity & Paternity
Employees are entitled to 126 days of medical leave for pregnancy (out of which at least 42 days are after birth). This is paid initially by the employer but reimbursed by the state, within 1 to 3 years. During maternity leave, the employee will be entitled to 85% of the gross salary and taxed, but exonerated of the 10% health contribution.
Mothers are entitled to request up to 2 years to stay at home with the child (paid by the State). The employee receives 85% of the net salary, capped at 8500 RON (as of June 2021). Upon returning to work, the employee is protected and cannot be dismissed within 6 months of returning to work.
The employee is entitled to 5 days-off paid by the employer within the first eight weeks of the child’s birth, or 10 days if the father proves that he attended a parenting course, which is officially recognized.
Romanian Labour Laws stipulate that one parent may take up to 2 years’ childcare leave following the birth of a child.
Additional Leave entitlements
Employees are entitled to paid leave on the following occasions:
These days off are paid by the employer and should be provisioned in the internal regulation of the company.