Minimum Gross Salary from 1ST January 2019

Government Decision no. 937/2018 forthe establishment of the minimum gross basic salary per country guaranteed in payment, published in the Official Gazette, Part I no.1045 of 10 December 2018.

Starting with 1st January 2019, the gross minimum wage per country guaranteed in payment set in cash, excluding bonuses and other allowances, is establish to the amount of 2,080 ron per month. This is for a normal work schedule averaging 167,333 hours per month, representing 12.43 ron / hour.

By way of exception to the above provisions, starting with 1st January 2019, for staff assigned to higher-education positions, with at least one-year seniority, the minimum basic salary guaranteed for payment, excluding bonuses and other allowances, increases from 2,080 lei to 2,350 ron per month, for a normal work schedule of 167,333 hours per month, representing 14,044 ron / hour.

Starting with January 1, 2019, all rights and obligations established under the law are determined by reference to the level of 2,080 ron for the minimum gross basic salary per country guaranteed in payment.

The provision regarding the gross minimum wage is differentiated for those with higher education, but it will not apply generalized. There are conditions. This level will apply to those who have one year of service and who work in the field for which they are specialized.

The restriction for a higher education salary after a year of experience is not punitive, however it may seem at a first glance. It is facilitating access to the labour market for certain employees’ categories. Without this condition, the companies should pay more when hiring personnel, you just graduated. Thus, after one year in the workplace, additional pay may be justified by skills.

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