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Romania: Days off for parents caring for children due to school closures

Law no. 19/2020 on granting days off to parents for monitoring their children in case of the temporary closure of schools (“Law no. 19/2020”) provides that one of the parents is entitled to days off from work in the event that schools are closed due to: a) unfavourable meteorological conditions or b) other extreme situations, […]

General Communiqué No. 518 on tax procedure law – coronavirus pandemic regulation

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