Government Decision no. 23 of 22 January 2013 establishing the national minimum gross basic salary guaranteed to be paid, published in Official Gazette no. 52 of 23.01.2013
Starting with 01.07.2013 the minimum basic salary per economy is increased to 800 lei.
According to GD no. 23/2013, the national minimum gross basic salary guaranteed to be paid is set at 800 lei per month, for a full-time program of 168,667 hours as average per month in year 2013, representing 4.74 lei / hour.
National minimum gross basic salary guaranteed to be paid, corresponding to the normal work schedule, is established by Government decision, after consultation with trade unions and employers, according to the head. II, art. 164 of Law no. 53/2003 republished. If normal work schedule is, by law, less than 8 hours daily, the hourly gross minimum basic wage is calculated by relating the national gross minimum basic wages to the monthly average number of hours according to the lawful work schedule approved.
Considering Law. 53/2003, according to the head. II, art. 164, para. 4 employers must take the necessary steps to inform employees on changing the national minimum gross basic salary guaranteed to be paid.
Also, employers are required to record changes in the General registry of the employees no later than the working day preceding the expiration of 20 days from the date the amendment, as provided in Government Decision no. 500/2011 on the general register of employees.
According to GD no. 23/2013, establishing, for staff employed by signing an individual contract of employment, salaries below then 800 lei is liable to a fine from 1.000 lei up to 2.000 lei.