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Romania: Good Friday becomes a public holiday in Romania

According to a new Law the Romanian Labour Code was changed in order to include an additional public holiday. As of 2018 Romanian employees will have an additional day off, as Good Friday becomes a public holiday. Easter Monday and Easter Sunday are also public holidays.

As a rule, under the Romanian Labour Code, public holidays are no working days and employees that work during public holidays will receive time off as compensation or, in cases when the time off cannot be given within 30 days from the public holiday, a bonus that cannot be lower than 100% the wage for the entire duration of the work performed on the public holiday. This rule also applies to employees that work in shifts. Good Friday becomes the 15th public holiday recognised by the Romanian Labour Code.