Translated from German, the term “kurzarbeit”
encompasses the concept of “Short-time working”, which
is a system whereby employees are compelled, in
exceptional situations, to accept the reduction of
working time and pay.
In the current epidemiological conditions, in which the
health crisis is prolonging and the economic situation of
the world is not moving towards normality, any
regulation that stimulates employers and keeps the
unemployment rate under control is more than
Thus, according to the German model, the Emergency
Ordinance 132/2020 was adopted, regarding the
application of the Kurzarbeit law in Romania, which
implies the partial subsidization by the state of the
reduced working time.
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