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Moldova PEO &
Employer of Record

SALARY PAYMENT IN Moldovan Leu (MOL)

CONTRACT LANGUAGES Romanian / English

PAYROLL TAX 22.50% – 36.40%

PAYROLL CYCLE Monthly 

TIME TO HIRE 24 hours

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Hire in Moldova

Horizons provides compliance solutions to ensure your business in Moldova operates in line with Moldova labor laws and tax regulations. Businesses benefit from hiring in, investing in, or job outsourcing to, Moldova in a range of industries, from customer service, to accounting services, to software development.

We also process monthly payroll, and, as a Moldova Employer of Record, absorb all local employer liabilities. Partnering with our Moldova PEO is the quickest and most cost-effective way to enter the Moldova market. 

Facts & Stats

PEO Platform

Hire in Moldova, and pay employees through our platform or app.

PEO Cost

Our Moldova PEO solution is the most affordable on the market.

Time-to-hire

Fast onboarding in Moldova, hire in as little as 24 hours.

Contracts

We draft labor contracts compliant with Moldovan labor law.

Local Benefits

We administer all mandatory benefits and contributions in Moldova.

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It doesn’t stop with Moldova — we are an international PEO

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Employment Laws

Employment contracts in Moldova

Employers in Moldova must provide written contracts of employment for every employee they hire. These contracts should cover any details of employment such as compensation, entitlements, vacations leave, and so on. They should also be written in the local language of Romanian and reference the national currency of the Moldovan leu.

Fixed-term
Probationary period

3 – 6 months (max.)

Termination notice period

30 days (standard)

Severance

1 week per year of service (min.)

Minimum 1 month salary if business-related termination

Additional amount may be outlined in employment agreement

Indefinite
Probationary period

3 – 6 months (max.)

Termination notice period

30 days (standard)

Severance

1 week per year of service (min.)

Minimum 1 month salary if business-related termination

Additional amount may be outlined in employment agreement

Working hours in Moldova

The standard working week in Moldova is 40 hours over five days of eight hours. 

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Public holidays in Moldova 2023

Moldova has a range of national public holidays that are celebrated annually. In 2024 these holidays are:
Date Holiday name
1 Jan, 2024 New Year’s Day
7 Jan, 2024 Orthodox Christmas Day
8 Jan, 2024 Orthodox Christmas Day holiday
8 Mar, 2024 International Women’s Day
1 May , 2024 International Day of Solidarity of Workers
5 May, 2024 Orthodox Easter Sunday
6 May, 2024 Orthodox Easter Monday
9 May , 2024 Victory Day
13 May, 2024 Memorial Day/Parents’ Day
1 Jun , 2024 International Children’s Day
27 Aug , 2024 Independence Day
31 Aug, 2024 Language Day
25 Dec , 2024 Christmas Day

Moldova vacation leave

Employees in Moldova’ are usually entitled to 28 days of paid vacation leave annually, with one continuous period of at least 14 days.

Moldova sick leave

Employees in Moldova can take paid sick leave when they present a medical note as proof. The compensation is covered by the government.

Parental leave in Moldova

Female employees in Moldova can take 70 days of paid maternal leave prior to giving birth and 56 days after, for a total of 126 days. Additionally, employees can generally take extra leave for childcare until their child turns three, but the specific entitlements vary. Mothers of more than two children under 14 are also able to take four extra days of paid annual vacation leave.

Other relatives (such as fathers) who have childcare responsibilities for young children can generally take an allowance of extra leave with partial compensation.

Terminations and severance in Moldova

Employees in Moldova are generally entitled to between one and two months of notice prior to termination and can take one day per week to search for new employment.

Employees are usually entitled to a severance payment of one week of pay per year of service with an employer. When terminated for proper cause, they are usually entitled to a reduced severance payment of two weeks of pay.

Taxation in Moldova

Employers and employees in Moldova both need to contribute toward social security funds. Employees must pay 6% of salary and employers must pay around 23%. Additionally, both parties must pay 4.5% toward health insurance.

Health coverage in Moldova

Health coverage in Moldova is provided by the government. However, private medical care is also used fairly commonly and some employers choose to offer private insurance as a benefit to employees.
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Compensation & Benefits

Compensation laws in Moldova

The minimum wage in Moldova is 4,000 leu per month for full-time private-sector employees.

Benefit management in Moldova

Setting up your Moldovan benefits system can be a confusing process if you are not familiar with the complex labor laws, language, and cultural differences. Be prepared for a time-consuming process and potential delays.

At Horizons, we specialize in building and running Moldovan employee benefits systems. We’ll handle everything, using our experience to ensure you are ready to commence your Moldova operation as quickly as possible.

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without your own local entity.

With Horizons, you get quick service, transparent pricing, and expert support.

FAQs

A Moldova PEO and a Moldova EOR are two types of companies which specialize in providing human resources services to businesses in Moldova.

The main difference between a Moldova PEO and a Moldova EOR is in the scope of their services.

Moldova PEOs provide a full range of HR services, including payroll, benefits administration, and employee recruiting—all under one roof as a co-employer. Engaging a Moldova PEO is essentially outsourcing your HR duties in Moldova.

Moldova EORs actually take over as the legal employer of your employees based abroad. Moldova EORs become responsible for labor compliance for your employees in Moldova.

At Horizons, we offer both PEO and EOR services in Moldova. Get in touch now and let us know what service you are seeking.

A PEO in Moldova can feasibly hire both local and foreign nationals to work in Moldova.

However, the ability of Horizons to sponsor your foreign national employee in Moldova may be limited due to visa quotas practiced in many countries.

Contact us with your requirements and our Global Mobility team with review the case and get back to you within 2 business days.

In most cases, Horizons’ Moldova PEO can hire & onboard your employee within 24 hours. The actual start date of the employee will depend on their notice period obligation to their previous employer as well as any relevant hiring rules in Moldova.

It is possible to get a work visa in Moldova. Horizons’ Global Mobility team is a dedicated team of work visa experts. They assess the details of each case to determine feasibility and costs before Horizons applies for the work visa on behalf of your employee. If the Global Mobility team determines that your case is feasible, the process is smooth and transparent. Visa spots in Moldova are limited, however—get started today to secure your employees’ visa spot.

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