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Employer of Record Moldova

Hire staff and expand your business in Moldova with our fully-managed EOR Service

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Unrivalled Employer of Record Service in Moldova designed to expand your business seamlessly

Agility EOR delivers services for business’s looking for an Employer of Record in Moldova. We help clients hire new employees or transfer existing employees into a fully-managed EOR service.

We appreciate that each situation and business is different. That is why our personal approach to Employer of Record Services in Moldova takes care of all HR, payroll, recruitment and compliance head aches, and allows you to do what you love best – driving your business forward.

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Employer of Record in Moldova

A Brief Guide to Moldova

Moldova is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, known for its picturesque landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and world-class wine production. The country has a diverse population, with Moldovan, Romanian, Ukrainian, and Russian influences. Moldova is a parliamentary republic, and it seeks closer ties with international organizations such as the European Union.




Eastern Europe



Official Language

Moldovan (Romanian)


33,846 square kilometers


Approximately 2.6 million


Moldovan Leu (MDL)

Major Cities

Chișinău, Tiraspol, Bălți, Bender

GDP (2021)

$13.57 billion USD

Major Industries

Agriculture, food processing, textiles, wine production


Business Culture

Business Culture in Moldova

In Moldova, business culture values personal relationships, professionalism, and respect. Punctuality, appropriate attire, and engaging in small talk are important. Decision-making can be hierarchical, and trust is essential in business dealings.

Moldovan professionals appreciate expertise and thorough preparation for meetings. Following proper business etiquette, such as exchanging business cards and using proper titles, is expected. Success in Moldovan business culture requires adaptability, respect, and a focus on relationship-building.

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Payroll and Taxes

Payroll and Taxes in Moldova

There is no statutory requirement to pay a 13.14th month salary in Moldova.

Employee Taxation

In Moldova, income tax rates are flat:


Gross Annual Income

Tax Rate (%)

All income



Employer Taxation

Employers in Moldova are also responsible for the following contributions.

Fund Type


Social Security



Pension and Healthcare

Moldova Pensions

Moldova has a mandatory state pension system, funded by social security contributions from the employer. The scheme is funded through as part of the 24% social security contributions.

Healthcare in Moldova

Moldova’s public healthcare system provides comprehensive medical services to its residents, including primary care, specialist services, hospital care, prescription medications, maternity care, and mental health services. The healthcare system aims to ensure equal access to essential healthcare services for all residents, regardless of their financial status or geographical location.

Both employees and employers contribute to the system through a percentage of their salaries. This mandatory contribution is collected by the Moldovan tax authorities and allocated to the healthcare system.

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Employment Law

Employment Law in Moldova

Relevant Legislation: Moldovan employment law is governed by various pieces of legislation, including:

  • Labour Code of the Republic of Moldova
  • Law on Trade Unions
  • Law on Health and Safety at Work

Employment Contracts: Moldovan employment contracts should be in writing and include essential information such as duration of employment, working hours, salary, and termination notice periods.

Working Hours: The standard maximum working time in Moldova is 40 hours per week, or 8 hours per day. Overtime work is regulated, with compensation for extra hours.

Leave: Employees in Moldova are entitled to various types of leave, including paid annual leave (minimum of 28 working days per year), maternity leave, paternity leave, sick leave, and family care leave.

Overtime: In Moldova, overtime work is regulated by law and collective agreements. In general, Moldovan law stipulates that overtime pay should be at least 1.5 times the regular hourly wage for the first eight hours of overtime work per week and 2.0 times the regular hourly wage for additional hours of overtime work.

Termination: Termination of employment in Molvoda requires proper notice, which varies depending on the length of employment. Employers can terminate an employee’s contract if there is a just cause, such as poor performance, misconduct, or redundancy. Employers must provide a written explanation for the termination based on just cause. Unjustified termination can lead to claims for damages or reinstatement.

Notice: Both employers and employees must give a notice before terminating an employment contract. The notice period varies depending on the employee’s length of service. Generally, the notice period ranges from three working days to 30 calendar days, depending on the duration of employment.

Severance Pay: Employees may be entitled to severance pay if they are terminated due to redundancy, restructuring, or other reasons that are not related to their performance or behavior. Severance pay is typically not provided in cases of termination due to misconduct, resignation, or the end of a fixed-term contract. The amount of severance pay an employee is entitled to often depends on their length of service with the employer. According to the Labor Code of the Republic of Moldova, employees must have worked for a minimum of six months to qualify for severance pay, and the amount increases with the number of years of service.


Work Permits in Moldova

The immigration process in Moldova is organized and systematic, similar to most countries worldwide. Prospective immigrants usually need to apply for a specific visa or residency permit that corresponds to their reasons for relocating, such as work, education, or joining family members.

Moldova offers several types of work permits for foreign nationals who wish to work in the country. The specific type of work permit required depends on the applicant’s qualifications, the nature of the job, and the intended duration of the stay. Some of the main types of work permits in Moldova include:

  • Temporary Work Permit: This permit is issued for short-term employment and is generally valid for up to 12 months. Temporary work permits are typically granted for seasonal work, internships, or other temporary job opportunities.
  • Long-term Work Permit: This permit is designed for individuals who have specialized skills or qualifications that are in high demand in Moldova. Applicants must have a valid job offer from a Moldovan employer and must meet certain educational and professional requirements. The long-term work permit is valid for up to five years and can be renewed.

Citizens of European Union (EU) countries generally do not need a work permit to work in Moldova, as they benefit from the freedom of movement within the EU. However, they are required to register with the local Moldovan authorities if they plan to work and stay in Moldova for more than 90 days.

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Public Holidays

Moldova Public Holidays

Holiday Name


New Year’s Day

1st January

Christmas (Orthodox)

7th January

International Women’s Day

8th March

Easter (Orthodox)


Labour Day

1st May

Victory Day

9th May

Independence Day

27th August

Limba Noastră (Language Day)

31st August

Christmas Day (Western)

25th December


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The Benefits

Moldova Employer of Record Benefits

When you choose Agility EOR to expand in Moldova, we guarantee an Employer of Record Service tailored to the needs of your business


We are on top of regulatory changes in Moldova so you can relax.

Cost reduction

Allow our economies of scale to work in your favour.

High Service Levels

You and your employees have a dedicated account manager.

Fixed Cost Pricing

We will agree our professional fees up front based on your needs - no nasty surprises!

Consolidated Invoicing & Payments

Make one monthly payment to cover all your tax, social and wages costs from one to one thousand employees.

Fast delivery

You can have 'boots on the ground' within days on our infrastructure.

Reduced Risk

All wage taxes are remitted in full to the Moldovan authorities by professionals ensuring liabilities are met, giving you peace of mind.

Supply Chain Transparency

We only pay employees through local full employed solutions meaning Moldovan payroll tax is paid on all funds.

Save Time and Money

Our expertise is at your disposal. The need for you to have internal HR, Payroll and admin staff is eliminated.

Without Agility EOR, our ability to move quickly and scale would be extremely limited. Superb work from A to Z.

Carol Oliveira