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Employer of Record

Hire employees remotely in Romania without a local entity. We handle HR compliance, payroll & taxes so you can focus on your business.

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Romanian Leu (RON)

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EOR in Romania

Hire Employees in Romania

NNRoad provides payroll & employer of record (EOR) services in Romania to ensure that your business complies with local labor laws and regulations. We process monthly payroll and act as the Employer of Record, taking on all local employer liabilities.

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Employer of Record (EOR) in Romania

Employer of Record (EOR) services are for companies who do not have a legal entity in Romania, but who want to hire localy. Employment and full liability are outsourced to NNRoad.

1. Candidate Selection

Select the candidates you want to hire in Romania.

2. Employee Onboarding

We sign a local labor contract with your employees based in Romania.

3. Compliance & Payroll

We manage monthly payroll, mandatory benefits & all HR compliance in Romania.

EOR service includes:

Hiring and termination of employees/local labor contracts (contract administration – engagement, extension termination and conversion to permanent hire).

All mandatory employer (and employee) contributions filed and paid for your EOR employees.

Payroll recording, reporting and administration.

Distribution of salaries to employees through direct deposit into their bank accounts.

Calculation, reporting, filing and processing of EOR employee’s individual income tax due.

Collecting and processing your employee’s invoices for business related expenses.

Guiding and organizing your expat employee’s work visa application too guarantee their successful onboarding.

Standalone Payroll in Romania

Payroll services are for companies who have a legal entity in Romania, and want to outsource their salary disbursement, mandatory benefits, income tax filing and mandatory reports.
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Employer of Record Status in Romania

Using an Employer of Record (EOR) to hire employees in Romania is a legally compliant and efficient method for international companies to expand their workforce without setting up a local entity. An EOR manages critical aspects such as payroll, taxes, benefits, and compliance with Romanian labor laws.

Hiring an Expat with an EOR in Romania

For hiring foreign expats, an EOR facilitates the process of obtaining necessary work visas and residence permits, ensuring full compliance with Romanian immigration laws. The EOR handles all paperwork and regulatory requirements, making it easier for companies to hire remote workers and manage a global workforce while adhering to local labor regulations.

Employee Income Taxes:

Individual income tax rates in Romania are based on progressive tax brackets.

Individual income taxes in Romania are levied on the earnings of residents and non-residents who derive income from Romanian sources.

Tax Brackets:

Sample Calculation

Income up to 27,600 Romanian lei (RON): 10% tax rate
Income between 27,601 RON and 66,000 RON: 16% tax rate
Income between 66,001 RON and 120,000 RON: 25% tax rate
Income exceeding 120,000 RON: 35% tax rate
First, we’ll calculate the tax owed within each bracket:

Income up to 27,600 RON: 27,600 RON * 10% = 2,760 RON (tax owed in the first bracket)
Income between 27,601 RON and 50,000 RON: (50,000 RON – 27,600 RON) * 16% = 3,616 RON (tax owed in the second bracket)
Now, we’ll sum up the taxes owed in each bracket:

Total tax owed = 2,760 RON + 3,616 RON = 6,376 RON

Therefore, with an annual income of 50,000 RON, your income tax liability in Romania would be 6,376 RON.

Employer Contribution

2.25% – Unemployment Insurance
4% – Social Security (Pension)

Total employment cost: 6.25%

Employee Contribution

25% – Pension
10% – Health Insurance

Total employee cost: 35%

In Romania, all employees and employers are covered by pensions, healthcare, and unemployment insurance. Employees are required to make contributions to each of these schemes. A single contribution is made by the employer.

Pension Fund

In Romania, the mandatory pension contribution encompasses two pillars of the pension system: the state-provided pension (Pylon 1) and the mandatory private pension (Pylon 2). The mandatory pension contributions of both the employer and the employee are shared between the state pension system administrator and private insurance companies to support these two pylons.

Healthcare Insurance

Insured people in Romania receive a minimal package of medical services that covers them from the first day of illness or the date of the accident until they recover from their illness or accident. The Ministry of Health updates this package on a regular basis.

Unemployment Insurance

To be eligible for unemployment benefits, unemployed people must meet the following criteria:

  • To have contributed for at least 12 months in the previous two years (by the time the application is filed).
  • Making no more money than the country’s minimal gross wage
  • Not being able to meet the retirement requirements
  • To be entered into the database of employment agencies in the town where they have their domicile or residency
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Working Hours Per Week

The maximum permissible working time is 48 hours per week, including overtime hours, while the maximum average working time is 40 hours per week and 8 hours per day.


Romania’s rigorous working-hours laws are even more stringent than those in the EU. Overtime will be repaid with paid-off hours over the next 60 days to compensate for overtime. If compensation cannot be provided within that 60-day period, the employee will be compensated for the overtime by adding a bonus to his or her salary. Overtime compensation cannot be less than 75% of the base salary.

The employment contract may be terminated by mutual consent, or by notice given by one of the two parties under Romanian law. The reasons for dismissal must be serious, and there are two types of valid reasons: objective and economic. Individual or collective dismissal for economic reasons is possible. Dismissal for reasons unrelated to the employee’s person is the termination of an individual employment contract based on the cancellation of the employee’s position for one or more reasons unrelated to the employee’s person. The position must be terminated with immediate effect and for a valid and serious reason.


There is no statutory severance pay in Romania. Individual dismissals are only entitled to severance pay if it is stipulated in the individual or collective employment agreement. The only time the Labour Code stipulates that a severance payout (without defining the amount) should be agreed upon is when the employee is physically or mentally incapable to perform the job’s requirements.

Notice Period

During the probationary period after being employed, no notice of termination is required. Following that, during the main contract, a minimum of 20 working days notice is required for resignation and dismissal. Both the employee and the employer are affected. For management roles, the notice period is usually extended to 45 days.

Employment Contract

Individual employment agreements are usually for an infinite (open-ended) period of time. Individual work contracts may, however, be for a fixed-term or part-time basis. Any type of individual employment contract must be signed in writing, in Romanian, and with the approval of both parties.

Probation Period

To verify the employee’s abilities, the parties may agree on a probationary period of up to 90 calendar days for ordinary positions and up to 120 calendar days for managerial positions, which will be specified in the employment contract.

Annual Leave

By law, employees are entitled to up to 20 days of paid annual leave per year, prorated according to the number of days worked. Employers must pay employees their allowance at least five working days prior to the commencement of the absence.

Sick Leave

Employees insured by the pension and social insurance systems who have made required contributions are entitled to up to 180 days of sick leave in a year, with a possible 90-day extension, under the Labor Code.

The employer provides the first five calendar days for working days only; beyond that, the FUNASS (Unique National Fund of Health Insurances) fund supports the payment of sick leave.

Depending on the type of illness, sick pay ranges from 75% to 100% of average monthly salary for the previous six months.

Maternity Leave

Employees who are pregnant are entitled to 126 days of paid maternity leave.

Maternity leave is divided into two parts: prenatal leave, which requires a woman to take at least 63 days before her projected due date, and postnatal leave, which requires the employee to take the remaining 63 days after the child is born.

The FUNASS (Unique National Fund of Health Insurances) pays the maternity payment at a rate of 85% of the calculation based on the average of the employee’s monthly gross salary during the six months before the maternity leave began.

Paternity Leave

The father/partner is entitled to 5 to 10 days of paid leave; if the employee takes an infant care course, the leave is extended to 15 days. Paternity leave can be taken at any time after the baby is born, within a certain time frame.

Parental Leave

Following maternity leave, one of the parents is eligible for childcare leave (parental leave) until the kid reaches the age of two (three in the case of disabled children), provided that the employee has paid taxes in the previous year.

The employee is entitled to a monthly wage of 85% of the average regular wage received in the previous 12 months prior to childbirth from the competent Romanian authorities.

Public Holidays

  • New Year’s Day – January 1-2
  • Unification Day – January 24th
  • Orthodox Good Friday – April 22nd
  • Orthodox Easter – April 24-25
  • Labour Day – May 1st
  • Children’s Day – June 1st
  • Orthodox Pentecost – June 12-13
  • St Mary’s Day – August 15th
  • St Andrew’s Day – November 30th
  • National Day – December 1st
  • Christmas – 25-26


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