By Diana Rogozea
Many companies have business reasons to conduct certain work activities for an uninterrupted period exceeding five days.
In Romania, the rules for implementing an uninterrupted work period of more than five days are set out under Art. 137 (4) of the Labour Code. The weekly two-day statutory rest period may be granted to employees cumulatively after a continuous work period that does not exceed 14 calendar days, based on the prior authorisation of the territorial labour inspectorate and of the trade union or other elected employee representative.
However, Romanian legislation does not regulate the procedure for obtaining approval from the territorial labour inspectorate to grant weekly rest days cumulatively.