People who have worked for 12 months before the date of birth of their child can benefit either from:
- a leave of one year, as well as a monthly compensation equivalent to 75% of the average net income over the last 12 months. Compensation may not exceed 3,400 RON/month (about 800 EUR/month). People who have chosen this option also benefit from a bonus of 500 RON / month for 12 months when they return to work.
- a leave of two years, as well as a monthly compensation equivalent to 75% of the average net income over the last 12 months. In this case the compensation cannot surpass 1,200 RON per month (about 305 EUR/month).
Maternity/Paternity leave, second parent
The second parent has the right to one month of parental leave.
The second parent can either:
- Request one month of leave. Compensation and leave are suspended for the other parent for this month and the first parent will have the choice of taking an unpaid leave or coming back to work.
- Or this worker must inform the Labor Inspectorate that he or she will not opt for the one month leave a minimum of 60 days prior to the baby's first birthday. The leave of the first parent and the compensation is reduced by one month in this case.
These provisions do not apply if the workers return 9 months after the birth of the child.