In order to implement the provisions of the Ordinance no. 79/2017 on the transfer of social contributions from the employer to the employee, between the 20th of November and the 20th of December, it is mandatory to initiate the collective negotiation in those units where there is no collective agreement, regardless the number of employees in the company.

Should the employees have not established a union at the level of the unit, the negotiation will take place with the representatives of the employees. For this purpose, the employer must invite the employees to appoint their representatives. The results of the meeting with employees’ representatives shall be recorded in a register no matter if the negotiations are continued or not.
The collective negotiation is also mandatory for the additional acts of the collective agreements in force.Not fulfilling these obligations between the 20th of November and the 20th of December 2017 is sanctioned by a fine ranging from 5,000 lei to 10,000 lei.

Issuer: the Government of Romania
Legislative Act: Ordinance no.82/2017
Date: the 16th of November 2017