The labour law reform included modifications to the rules governing fixed-term employment contracts, apprenticeships, dismissals and the social security allowances available to companies suffering from the financial crisis. The 2011 pension reform increased the retirement age and modified the criteria for the accrual of social security contributions. While "minor" labour law amendments are currently being discussed, including making it easier and more efficient to use fixed-term employment agreements (e.g., by eliminating the necessary gap period between two fixed term agreements or by introducing a maximum number of possible renewals to such agreements), they are not expected to be approved in the near future.