GOVERNMENT EMERGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 60/2017 AMENDS LAW NO. 448/2006 ON THE PROTECTION AND PROMOTION OF THE RIGHTS OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.

Public authorities and institutions, legal entities, public or private, comprising at least 50 employees, have the obligation to employ disabled persons in at least 4% of the total number of employees, according to Law no. 448/2006 for the protection and promotion of the rights of disabled persons.
From the 1st of September, those employers who do not meet the above obligation will have to pay to the state an amount representing the minimum gross wage multiplied by the number of workplaces for which disabled people were not hired. They will pay this sum monthly, as provided by the Emergency Ordinance no. 60/2017.
Presently they are obliged either pay monthly 50% of the minimum gross wage, multiplied by the number of workplaces for which disabled people were not hired, or to buy products and services made by people with disabilities by their own activity in authorized protected establishments, on the basis of partnerships.
Practically, employers will no longer be able to choose one of these two options, and they will be compelled to pay monthly the amount of money, that is twice as much as they have to pay now.

Date: 7th of August 2017
Issued by: the Government