Law on Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

Employers should pay particular attention to chapter V of this law, which includes the placement of persons with disabilities. In accordance with the provisions of the article 34, employers, regardless of their legal form, that has fewer than 20 staffing professionals, create or reserve jobs and employ persons with disabilities in the amount not less than five percent of the total number of workers.

At the same time, in a separate registry of accountability, should be ensured through the accounting statements (documents attached to the application) of persons with disabilities seeking employment opportunities, as well as a record of decisions on hiring or rejection, denial reasons, appeals, etc. that implies strict accounting logging on this issue.

Also, the employers must inform the territorial employment agency:

- on created and/or reserved places for employing the persons with disabilities in five days term from the date of their creation/reservation;

- on created and/or reserved places for employing the persons with disabilities in five days term from the date of their creation/reservation.

In addition, the Law sets out the duties of employers for the employment of persons incapacitated for work (art. 37). Employers are required to distribute the available jobs or create new jobs for employing the persons who have lost their working capacity as a result of an accident at work or an occupational disease acquired, which determined their disabilities.

In the absence of conditions for continuing the work activity of persons who lost partially their work capacity at the same employer, their employment is provided through the territorial employment agencies and associations of persons with disabilities.

Also it is provided a special regime for granting leave for those with disabilities. For working persons with severe restrictions (if they do not enjoy greater benefits) it is set an annual leave for a period of 40 calendar days, and for those with limited capacity – for a period of 32 calendar days.

For persons with severe and acute disabilities (if they do not enjoy large benefits) it is set a shortened working time of 30 hours per week and are paid at the same level as employees with a normal duration of working time. The employment of the persons with severe and acute disabilities to additional jobs, to work on weekends and at night is permitted only with their consent, if such work is not contraindicated by the doctor.

Employers who violate the provisions of sections (4) and (5), art. 34, involving the employment of persons with disabilities, as well as parts (1) and (2) of article 37, which includes the duties of the employers for the employing the persons incapacitated for work - are responsible according to the Code of Offences of the Republic of Moldova, that shall result in a fine on individuals ranging from 100 to 140 conventional units (2000 to 2800 Lei) to officials ranging from 200 to 350 conventional units (4000-7000 Lei) and to legal persons of between 350 to 450 conventional units (7000-9000 Lei).

The full text of the Decision is available at the following address: In Russian language | In state language

The Low No.60 as of 30 March 2012 on the social inclusion of persons with disabilities published in Monitorul Oficial No.155-159 as of 27 July 2012.

This law shall come into force from the date of publication, except:

(a) articles 12-16), which came into force on January 1, 2013;

(b) article 44, paragraph

  (b) part (1) of article 53, which come into force on January 1, 2013;

(c) parts(2) and (3) of article 49 concerning the provisions related to the right to import a vehicle from abroad with some exemptions, which will come into force on January 1, 2014.

From the date of coming into force of this Low, the law on social protection of Invalids No. 821-XII of 24.12.1991 and parliamentary decision on the promulgation of the law on social protection of Invalids No. 822-XII as of 24.12.1991 is abolished;


 

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