Global Compliance Desk – Romania

Additional Leave for In-Vitro Fertilization in Romanian Labor Code

The Romanian Labour Code via the Governmental Emergency Ordinance no. 26/2019 entered into force on April 23, 2019, brought about changes in the Annual Leave laws in Romania. 

The Government decided to introduce a new type of paid leave for female employees who opt for in-vitro fertilization concerned by the low and decreasing birth rate in Romania, and by the fact that on average only 5,000 in-vitro fertilization is performed annually. This new type of leave extends for 3 days of which, 1 day on the day of the ovarian puncture and 2 days starting with the day of the embryo transfer. To benefit from this leave, employees must file a formal request accompanied by a medical letter issued by the specialist doctor confirming the in vitro procedure.

Since this is not a medical leave, it is unclear and uncertain as to how the new regulation will align with the legal requirement to schedule the annual leave beforehand. The consequences of the denial of such request for leave by the employer is unclear, as there are no apparent sanctions applicable to employers who refuse to grant the newly introduced paid leave.

Shreya Bhattacharya
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Shreya Bhattacharya
A labor and employment lawyer at Replicon who specializes in global compliance. Replicon provides award-winning products that make it easy to manage your workforce. Replicon is an industry leader in global compliance and has a dedicated team which pro-actively monitors international labor regulations for ensuring proper adherence with specific country rule requirements.
Get started today.
Set up a free trial based on your business needs. Start Free Trial

4 Ways Replicon’s Data-Driven Analytics Can Improve Your Timesheets & Save Resources, Time, and Money

Accurate time tracking is vital to your company’s operation, not only for the purposes of meeting project goals and staying on budget, but also for the valuable data it generates…Read More

Global Compliance Desk – Karnataka, India

India: Karnataka Government Permits Shops To Remain Open 24/7  On January 2, 2021, the Government of Karnataka issued a notification that allows all shops and commercial establishments in Karnataka, having…Read More

Check Out What You Can Accomplish with Polaris’ Seamless Project & Time Management Integration with Salesforce

Consider this hypothetical scenario: a partner in your professional services organization is trying to close a large deal that a competitor is also trying to win. The project costs and…Read More

Exempt vs non-exempt workers: simplify employee classification

In the United States, most jobs are governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which classifies workers into two broad categories: exempt and non-exempt. Under the FLSA, non-exempt employees are…Read More

The 7 must-haves for choosing the right professional services management solution

Not too long ago, if you asked any professional services organization to tell you how they managed client projects, resources and utilization rates, the answer was always the same: spreadsheets.…Read More

Seven critical ways to achieve global project success

There was once a time when managing a project at work was fairly straightforward. Everyone was in the same location, or at most a mere phone call away. You’d set…Read More
  • Polaris
  • Time & Project Insights
  • Time & Projects Solutions
  • Replicon Products
  • Replicon Users
  • Cloud
  • Corporate
  • Professional Services Management
  • Shared Services Management
  • Time and Attendance Management
  • Customer Feature
  • Time Intelligence
  • Industry News
  • Global Compliance Updates