Remote’s guide to employing in

Moldova
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With localised 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

    Chișinău

  • Currency

    Moldovan leu (L, MDL)

  • Languages

    Romanian

  • Population size

    26,40,438

Services available in this country:
Contractor Management

Facts & Stats

Moldova Map Illustration
  • Capital City

    Chișinău

  • Currency

    Moldovan leu (L, MDL)

  • Languages

    Romanian

  • Population size

    26,40,438

  • Ease of doing business

    Very easy

  • Cost of living index

    32.68 (2021)

  • Payroll frequency

    Bi-Monthly/Monthly

  • VAT - standard rate

    20%

  • 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

You can pay contractors now in Moldova with Remote in some currencies (talk to an expert now for full details).

Note that we are busy building our own entity in Moldova to provide you with the best possible employment solutions for your employees, but our employer of record service is not yet live in this country.

To employ in Moldova, companies must own a local legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solution. Developing the processes required to manage payroll, benefits, taxes, and onboarding in countries like Moldova can get complicated fast, especially without localised expertise.

If you're looking to start hiring in a country like this, partnering with a global employment solution like Remote makes it easy for your company to employ workers quickly, cost-effectively, and in full compliance with all local legislation.

In the countries where we do offer our EOR services, Remote takes on the responsibility and legal risks of international employment so you can focus on hiring great talent and growing your business.

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.

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 instalments on or before the last working day of each calendar month, payable in arrears.

13 Public holidays

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

Competitive benefits package in Moldova

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).

We are still busy building our own entity in Moldova, but our benefits packages for all countries 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

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 finalising 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

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  • Create, edit, and sign tailored, localised contracts

  • Approve contractor invoices with one click or auto-pay

  • Transparent payments with complete visibility

Global Payroll

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$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

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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