Remote’s guide to employing in

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With localized contracts, easy invoice management, and best-in-class compliance, you can grow your team in Moldova with confidence. Currently, you can hire and manage contractors in Moldova through Remote, but our EOR services are not yet live.

  • Capital City


  • Currency

    Moldovan leu (L, MDL)

  • Languages


  • Population size


Services available in this country:
Contractor Management
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Facts & Stats

  • Capital City


  • Currency

    Moldovan leu (L, MDL)

  • Languages


  • Population size


  • Ease of doing business

    Very easy

  • Cost of living index

    32.68 (2021)

  • Payroll frequency


  • VAT - standard rate


  • GDP - real growth rate

    3.6 (2019)

The Republic of Moldova (Republica Moldova) is a parliamentary republic in Eastern Europe, sandwiched between Ukraine and Romania, and famous for its love of wine, elaborate monasteries, and the chunky aurochs emblazoned on their unique flag.

With a high human development index and strong economic performance, Moldova boasts a thriving services sector – a pointer marking Moldova as a growing target for talent expansion.

Grow your team in Moldova with Remote

Looking to employ workers in Moldova? Companies hiring in Moldova must either own a local legal entity or work with a global employment platform like Remote that can legally provide employment services in the country.

Remote can employ team members in Moldova and keep you compliant at all times. Remote can hire, onboard, and pay your team in Moldova so you don't have to set up local HR services in the region. Remote also makes it easy to pay contractors in Moldova. Sign up now to get started or talk to an expert for more details.

Risks of misclassification

Moldova, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Moldova may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.

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Employing in Moldova

The Labour Code of the Republic of Moldova is the principal legislation spelling out provisions for employee protections and workers’ rights for Moldova’s workforce of 872,000.

Employees in Moldova enjoy protections against discrimination based on age, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, and race.

Common questions that could come up during the hiring process include minimum wage, overtime rates, and guaranteed paid time off. Remote can help you offer a complete, competitive, and compliant benefits package to your employees in Moldova.

Minimum Wage

The Moldovan minimum wage is fixed at 2775 Moldovan lei ($153.46) per month, for private sector workers.

Payroll Cycle

For customers of Remote, all employee payments will be made in equal monthly installments on or before the last working day of each calendar month, payable in arrears.

13 Public holidays

Monday, January 1, 20241New Year's Day (Ziua de Anul Nou)
Sunday, January 7, 20242Birth of Jesus Christ (old-style Christmas) (Nașterea lui Isus Hristos (Crăciun în stil vechi))
Monday, January 8, 20243Birth of Jesus Christ (day 2) (old-style Christmas) (Nașterea lui Isus Hristos (Crăciun în stil vechi))
Friday, March 8, 20244International Women's Day (Ziua Internationala a Femeii)
Wednesday, May 1, 20245Labor Day (Ziua Muncii)
Sunday, May 5, 20246The first day of Easter (prima zi de Paște)
Monday, May 6, 20247The second day of Easter (A doua zi de Paște)
Thursday, May 9, 20248Victory Day (Ziua Victoriei)
Monday, May 13, 20249Easter of the Blessed
Saturday, June 1, 202410International Children's Day (Ziua Internațională a Copilului)
Tuesday, August 27, 202411Independence Day (Ziua Independentei)
Saturday, August 31, 202412National Language Day (Ziua Limbii Naționale)
Wednesday, December 25, 202413Christmas Day (ziua de Craciun)

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Competitive benefits package in Moldova

At Remote, we’re passionate about helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in developing globally competitive benefits programs. This means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive, and your company has the localized expertise needed to attract and keep the best global talent.

Our benefits packages in Moldova are tailored to fulfill the local needs of employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Mental Health Support

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

Taxes in Moldova

Learn how employment taxes and statutory fees affect your payroll and your employees’ paychecks in Moldova.

24 – 32% - Social security contributions

Types of leave

Employees are entitled to 28 days of paid leave annually, which can be split up, provided one part lasts at least 14 days.

Employment termination

Termination process

An employee contract may be terminated after it runs its course, if a just cause is established, or if the employer encounters financial challenges that make it impossible to follow through on the remainder of the contract’s term.

Notice period

Employers must provide at least two months’ notice if they’re terminating an employee for financial reasons, or just a month’s notice, if the decision is due to unsatisfactory performance on the employee’s part. Employees who’re being let go for misconduct are not entitled to prior notice of termination.

An employer must inform the union an employee belongs to before finalizing a decision to let an employee go.

Severance pay

Employees are entitled to a severance package equivalent to a week’s wages for every year worked, and at least one month’s pay, if they’re being let go for financial reasons, i.e., bankruptcy, etc.

Probation periods

Probation periods in Moldova can last up to three months, or six, in the case of employees engaged to occupy official positions.

Fair Pricing in Moldova

Contractor Management

Compliantly onboard and pay contractors


per contractor/month

Top features

  • Only pay for contractors you actively work with

  • Work with contractors in 200+ countries

  • Create, edit, and sign tailored, localized contracts

  • Approve contractor invoices with one click or auto-pay

  • Transparent payments with complete visibility


Consolidate your multi-country payroll


per employee/month

Top features

  • Reduce costs by centralizing payroll management

  • Ensure local compliance for every country

  • Direct support from in-house local payroll experts

  • Accurate, on-time, compliant payroll to level-up your employee experience

  • Tax and labor authority reporting handled for you

HR Management

Manage all of your employees in one place


Top features

  • Guided onboarding and offboarding

  • Employee profile and document management

  • Time and attendance (time off and tracking)

  • Expense management and reimbursement

  • Employee self-serve on the platform and mobile app