Employer and employees’ trade unions have entered into a collective bargaining agreement providing for several measures - some of which give greater flexibility to employers - impacting in particular external and internal mobility, collective economic dismissal procedures, increases of the employer social security charges for fixed-term employment contracts, etc. If the law is enforced, companies in significant economic difficulties may be able to negotiate temporary changes to working time and salaries via collective agreement to maintain employment levels; there will be new, more flexible, procedures for collective dismissals; pre-determined levels of damages for Labor Court conciliations and significant reductions to the limitation periods for labor claims.

The law implementing these measures is expect to be passed by this summer.