Remote’s guide to employing in

Romania
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Make employment in Romania easy. Let us handle payroll, benefits, taxes, compliance, and even stock options for your team in Romania, all in one easy-to-use platform.

Services available in this country:
Employer of Record ProductContractor Management
  • Capital City

    Bucharest

  • Currency

    Romanian leu (L, RON)

  • Languages

    Romanian

  • Population size

    19,317,984

Services available in this country:
Employer of Record ProductContractor Management
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Facts & Stats

Romania
  • Capital City

    Bucharest

  • Currency

    Romanian leu (L, RON)

  • Languages

    Romanian

  • Population size

    19,317,984

  • Ease of doing business

    Easy

  • Cost of living index

    $$ (98 of 139 nations)

  • Payroll frequency

    Monthly

  • VAT - standard rate

    19%

  • GDP - real growth rate

    4.2% (2019)

Romania is a southeastern European country with a population of just under 20 million and the sixth most populous nation in the European Union. Romania’s fast-growing economy and strategic location make it an attractive place to do business.

Romania also has one of the lowest costs of living in the EU. Employees in Romania can take advantage of low-cost goods as well as affordable rents. With a growing tech sector, Romania is an attractive option for many digital nomads and remote workers.

Residents of Romania can also enjoy the rich natural beauty of the region’s beautiful mountains, rivers, and Black Sea coastline.

Grow your team in Romania with Remote

Looking to employ workers in Romania? Companies hiring in Romania must either own a legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solutions provider, usually one that provides employer of record services.

Remote can employ your team in Romania on your behalf in the country and handle payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance for your Romania team. You can also pay contractors now in Romania with Remote.

Note that currently, Remote’s licence in Romania means we can provide employees with temporary contracts for an initial period of two years (with an option to extend for an additional year). It is Remote’s standard practice to engage all Romanian employees on fixed term agreements for the duration of their assignment.

If you would like to provide employees with indefinite contracts, please contact our team and we can work with you on your specific needs.

Risks of misclassification

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

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Employing in Romania

To employ in Romania, companies must own a local legal entity or work with a global partner. Managing the tricky tasks related to HR and compliance in Romania can get complicated fast, especially if you try to keep this internal without any established local relationships.

Remote’s global employment solution makes it easy for your company to employ workers in Romania and stay compliant with all relevant labour laws. Our team of HR and legal experts takes on the responsibilities involved with international employment so you can focus on hiring top talent and growing your business.

Minimum Wage

For 2023, the minimum gross wage in Romania is RON 3,300 per month.

Note that from 2022, employers can retain an employee on minimum wage for a maximum period of 24 months. After this time, the employer must provide a salary increase.

Payroll Cycle

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

Onboarding Time

We can help you get a new employee started in Romania fast. The minimum onboarding time we need is only 4 working days.

Our team ensures your employees are onboarded and paid as quickly as possible while keeping your business compliant with all local employment legislation. The minimum onboarding time begins after the employee submits all required information onto the Remote platform. The onboarding timeline is also dependent upon registration with local authorities.

For all non-nationals of the country of employment, the Right to Work assessment (if applicable) will add three extra days to the total time to onboard. There may be extra time required if we need to follow-up on the right to work assessment.

Please note, payroll cut-off dates can impact the actual first day of employment. Remote has a payroll cut-off date of the 10th of the month unless otherwise specified.

17 Public holidays

Jan
Monday 1 January 20241New Year's Day (Ziua de Anul Nou)
Tuesday 2 January 20242Second Day of the New Year (A doua zi a Anului Nou)
Saturday 6 January 20243Feast of the Theophany (Sărbătoarea Teofaniei)
Sunday 7 January 20244Synaxis of Saint John the Baptist (Sinaxia Sfântului Ioan Botezătorul)
Wednesday 24 January 20245Union Day (Ziua Unirii)
May
Wednesday 1 May 20246Labour Day (Ziua Muncii)
Friday 3 May 20247Orthodox Good Friday (Vinerea Mare Ortodoxă)
Sunday 5 May 20248Orthodox Easter (Pastele ortodox)
Monday 6 May 20249Orthodox Easter Monday (Luni de Paște ortodoxe)
Jun
Saturday 1 June 202410Children's Day (Ziua Copilului)
Sunday 23 June 202411Orthodox Pentecost (Rusaliile ortodoxe)
Monday 24 June 202412Orthodox Pentecost Monday (Luni de Rusalii ortodoxe)
Aug
Thursday 15 August 202413Assumption of Mary (Adormirea Mariei)
Nov
Saturday 30 November 202414Saint Andrew's Day (Ziua Sfântului Andrei)
Dec
Sunday 1 December 202415Great Union Day (Ziua Marii Uniri)
Wednesday 25 December 202416Christmas Day (ziua de Craciun)
Thursday 26 December 202417Day after Christmas (Ziua după Crăciun)

Competitive benefits package in Romania

At Remote, we’re obsessed with helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in practising “fair equity,” which means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive (and that will allow you to attract the best local talent).

Our benefits packages in Romania are tailored to fulfil the local needs of your 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

Fair Pricing in Romania

Employer of Record

Hire and pay your global team

Starting at $599/month

for annual plans

Top features

  • Satisfaction guaranteed

  • No deposits or hidden fees

  • Zero onboarding or offboarding fees

  • Compliant equity incentives support including withholding and reporting

  • Built-in security and compliance

  • Fast onboarding (average 2-3 days)

  • Flexible, localised benefits

Contractor Management

Compliantly onboard and pay contractors

$29

per contractor/month

Top features

  • Only pay for contractors you actively work with

  • Work with contractors in 200+ countries

  • Create, edit, and sign tailored, localised contracts

  • Approve contractor invoices with one click or auto-pay

  • Transparent payments with complete visibility

Global Payroll

Consolidate your multi-country payroll

$50

per employee/month

Top features

  • Reduce costs by centralising 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 labour authority reporting handled for you

HRIS

Manage all of your employees in one place

Free

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