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Capital City

Romanian Leu (L)


EET (GMT +2)

Employment Cost


Annual Leave

20 days

In-demand Specialties*
It And Software Development, Engineering And Manufacturing, Finance And Customer Support Services

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Romania

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Romania

Employing in Romania requires employers to own a legal entity in the country and manage payroll, tax, benefits and compliance through their own in-country resources. Grow your team in Romania with our Employer of Record solution, ensuring streamlined, compliant business expansion with no entity.

Playroll allows you to hire employee's in Romania quickly, easily and we even automate tax document collection, benefits, payroll and more.

Good To Know

The Romanian labour force is highly educated and talented, with many workers possessing advanced degrees in subjects like engineering, computer science, and mathematics.

Many people in Romania are fluent in more than one language, making them an excellent fit for distant roles that involve liaising with customers in other countries.

Romania boasts an advanced technological infrastructure, including fast and dependable internet connections and cutting-edge means of communication. This facilitates communication and teamwork amongst remote employees and their clients.

Remote workers in Romania often have competitive salary expectations compared to their Western European counterparts, which can lead to cost savings for businesses.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Romania

In Romania, employment agreements are usually indefinite, but fixed-term contracts are possible under specific conditions. Temporary and part-time contracts are also common. All contracts, regardless of type, must be in written form and signed by both parties, with the official language being Romanian. Common employment contract types include:

  • Detailed job description, outlining duties and responsibilities
  • Commencement date (including employment duration for fixed-term contracts)
  • Defined working hours and frequency/date of payment
  • Basic salary as well as other compensation or benefits

Probationary Period in Romania

Probationary periods are permissible, with a maximum duration of 90 days, extending to 120 days for managerial roles. Distinct regulations govern probation in the context of fixed-term contracts.

Working hours in Romania

A regular workday spans 8 hours, and full-time employees adhere to a standard 40-hour workweek. The weekly rest period should not be less than 48 hours, typically observed with Saturdays and Sundays as the customary days of rest.

Overtime in Romania

Tasks performed outside regular working hours are considered overtime and require employee consent. Overtime is limited to 8 hours per week, often compensated with extra time off within 60 days. Alternatively, overtime is paid at a rate of 175%. Working on public holidays can be compensated with extra time off or double the standard pay rate.

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Romania

Romania has a robust and complex payroll and tax system, and as an employer, it pays to understand payroll process basics.

1 January - 31 December

Fiscal Year in Romania

1 January - 31 December is the 12-month accounting period that businesses in Romania use for financial and tax reporting purposes.

Payroll Cycle in Romania

The payroll cycle in Romania is usually monthly, with employees being paid by the last working day of the month.
20.6 RON p/h

Minimum Wage in Romania

The minimum wage for employees in Romania is typically 20.6 RON per hour, amounting to ~3,300 RON per month for a typical 40 hour work week.

Minimum wages and salaries in Romania

The minimum wage in Romania is 20.6 RON an hour

Bonus Payments in Romania

In Romania, there is no legal obligation for employers to provide a 13th salary payment.

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Romania

Understanding the tax obligations for both employers and employees is crucial when operating in Romania's business landscape. This section explains how taxes and statutory fees affect payroll and individual earnings in Romania.

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 10.00% on top of the employee salary in Romania.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Romania, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around 35%.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

Individual income tax in Romania is calculated according to a flat rate of 10%.

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Romania

Old-age pensions are granted to those who reach the standard retirement age and meet the minimum contribution period to the public pension system. Currently, the standard retirement age for women is 61 years and six months, gradually rising to 63 years by January 2030, while men have a standard retirement age of 65 years.

The tax-related information provided in this guide is intended for general guidance and informational purposes only. Reach out to our dedicated team for insights on remote hiring in Romania tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Romania

When it comes to terminating employment in Romania, understanding the legal obligations regarding severance pay and contributions is essential. Below is a detailed overview of the key considerations for both employers and employees.

Termination Process

There is no at-will termination in Romania for employers and termination must be done for just cause and with written reason. Reasons for dismissal can either be linked to the employee or to the business’s economic situation. Possible grounds for just dismissal include:

  • Redundancy
  • Gross misconduct
  • Underperformance or lack of skills
  • Loss of ability to perform the agreed tasks

Notice Period

Minimum notice periods vary depending on whether it's an employee dismissal or if the employee chooses to terminate the contract:

  • For employee dismissal, the mandatory notice period is at least 20 working days, regardless of the contract type.
  • Employees can resign by providing written notice, with a notice period not exceeding 20 business days for non-management roles and 45 business days for management positions.

Severance Pay

Severance pay is not mandated by statutory regulations in Romania unless specific conditions have been established within a collective agreement.

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Romania

The annual leave entitlement in Romania is 20 days for a full time worker. These can include public holidays on top of that or within those days, which would otherwise be unpaid.

Public Holidays in Romania

Romania has 15 national holidays in a year.

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Romania

Maternity Leave in Romania

Paternity Leave in Romania

Sick Leave in Romania

Bereavement Leave

Wedding Leave

Parental Leave In Romania

Romania's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Romania

Playroll is committed to providing tailored, competitive benefits packages that are designed not only to attract but also retain top talent worldwide. Our global team of benefits experts build custom local packages to ensure your employees in Romania's needs are met. Typically our packages contain some or all of the following benefits.

Health Insurance
Pension or 401k
Life and Disability Insurance
Vision Insurance
Dental Insurance
Discounts & Perks

Playroll Supplementary Benefits For Employment In Romania

Make your benefits package in Romania a talent magnet with Playroll's local plans. We offer benefits that are compliant, comprehensive, and flexible — all at competitive rates. Speak with our local territory experts to explore the localized benefits we can offer you, while you scale your team.

  • Health Insurance
  • Pension
  • Long-Term/Disability Insurance
  • Background Checks
  • IT Equipment Sourcing

Statutory benefits for employment in Romania

Playroll allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Romania within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard. If you'd like specific information about our benefits packages in Romania create an account or contact our global expansion team, today.

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Romania

At Playroll we're all about empowering employees to work anywhere, making mobility possible for global teams. We sponsor visas and hire the employee for you, so you don’t have to worry about payroll, taxes, and more.

It's important to note, visa support can be complicated. There are many variables that affect whether sponsorship is possible, including one’s nationality, education, marital status, and the immigration policy for the country in question.

Unfortunately, this means we can’t support visas everywhere - with that being said, we handle the entire visa process in-house, and dig into your situation to give you an overview of what to expect if we're able to help with visa sponsorship in Romania.

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Integrated EOR Platform

Legal and compliance experts are readily available to provide guidance and case-by-case Q&A support.

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