LAW NO. 291/2013 FOR THE MODIFICATION OF LAW NO. 142/1998 REGARDING THE GRANT OF MEAL TICKETS

The employees from the public sector or private sector, employed under individual employment contracts, may be the beneficiaries of an allowance of food given in the form of vouchers issued in paper or electronic format.
Meal tickets shall be issued only by authorized units by the Ministry of Finance or by employers who have organized canteen or restaurant buffets.
The nominal value of the vouchers, established by the Ordinance of the Minister of Labor, Family, Social Protection and Elderly no. 2209/2013 is RON 9.35 and it cannot be diminished.
The meal tickets on material support shall be distributed monthly by the employer, in the last decade of each month for the next period. The employees shall benefit from a number of vouchers for the working days of the month for which the distribution is made.
The equivalent of the vouchers in electronic format, related to the number of working days in the month for which the transfer will be maid, shall be paid monthly in the employee’s accounts in the last decade of each month for the following month, by the issuing unit of the vouchers.
The employees have the obligation to reimburse to the employer, at the end of the month or at the termination of employment, namely the value corresponding to unused vouchers.

Published in the Official Gazette no. 701 of 15.11.2013
The Act shall enter into force on 15 February 2014
Issued by: Parliament of Romania