In this article we provide answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the granting of meal vouchers by Romanian companies to their employees. Our answers cover aspects regarding: the Romanian legal framework regulating such vouchers, the conditions under which meal vouchers can be granted by employers, the value of meal vouchers established as per current Romanian legal provisions, criteria for granting them to employees, and much more.
The answers are provided by experienced lawyers, specialized in Romanian labor law topics.
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Granting of meal vouchers to employees – practical issues clarified
The procedure and conditions that Romanian companies must observe for granting meal vouchers to their employees are regulated in the Romanian legislation by Law no. 165/2018 (on the granting of vouchers) and the methodological norms for its application. In accordance with Law no. 165/2018, meal vouchers are value tickets that can be granted to employees on a monthly basis, similar to a meal allowance. Thus, the vouchers can only be used to pay for meals or to shop for food.
Meal vouchers can be issued on paper support (in the form of paper tickets), or on electronic format (in the form of a shopping card).
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