The companies that hire probationers with work contract could receive for each of them an amount equal to 50% of the reference social indicator (RSI), under a project law that passed by the Senate.
The project provides the allocation of 50% of the RSI for each graduate probationer, limited to the funds for this purpose from the unemployment insurance budget. Currently RSI value is 500 lei per month. Thus, employers would receive 250 lei / month for each probationer, as long as they remain in the company.
What is a probationer, according to the Labor Code
A probationer is an employee with an individual labor contract that debuts in the profession, except those who prove that they started practicing in the same field prior to graduation.
The project regulates a six-month period for debuting in profession for college’ graduates, according to Article 31, paragraph 5 of the Labor Code. Exceptions are professions for which there are already special regulations and whose employers don’t benefit from such a facility (doctors, notaries, lawyers).
The amount from the insurance monthly budget is given only for the probation period of the contract and proportional to the time actually worked by the trainee. The probation contract is an addendum of labor contract and includes the contents and provisions of the applicable collective labor contract, according to the same project.
If the employer initiates the termination of the work contract before the date specified in the contract stage, the employer shall be obliged:
– to return the amounts received from the budget
– to pay interest of the National Bank of Romania, in effect at the termination of employment .
The internship is suspended if the employee takes sick leave for 30 days. Also, the draft specifies that the trainee who has received training funded by the employer, according to the Labor Code, cannot initiate the cessation of the individual labor contract for a period determined by addendum of the labor contract.
If the draft legislation shall be received a positive vote, the law could take effect in the first part of the next year.
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