Hire Employees & Contractors


Compliantly hire your distributed team members in


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Hiring in


isn't so simple. Borderless can help.

To hire new employees in


, your business must have a local legal entity or an Employer of Record like Borderless in place already. Then there’s the management of local employment compliance, taxes, benefits, payroll, and more. Hiring contractors poses similar challenges.

Borderless handles all of that for you, so you can focus on getting to work with your new team member in


while staying fully compliant with local laws and compliance.

Primary Language



Moldovan Leu (MDL)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

13 days

Employer Taxes

24 - 32%

Cost of Living Index

Statutory Leave

28 days

Sick Leave

15 days

Maternity Leave

128 days

Important: Risks of misclassification

In many countries like


, the treatment of employees and contractors is different. If you misclassify a new team member, you could be subjected to penalties and fines. Let Borderless get this right for you, so you don’t have to worry.

Payment Information

Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in Moldova is MDL 4,000 per month.

Overtime Pay

The standard working hours are 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week. Overtime pay is paid at 1.5 times the employee's base salary and 2 times for any hours in excess of 2 hours of overtime. Any hours worked on public holidays and Sundays are paid an additional salary of 100%.

Additional Pay

There is no additional pay detail for Moldova.

Payroll Cycle

Monthly salary must be paid to employees by the 25th of each month.

Employer Costs & Taxes

  • 24%: Social Security Fund (most employers)
  • 32%: Employers for employees working in special conditions social security contribution
  • 9%: Employee social security contribution (health insurance)

Employee Costs & Taxes

  • 12%: Personal Income Tax 
  • 9%: Health Insurance

Employment Information

Termination Process

Employment agreement can be terminated by the employer with or without cause.

Notice period

The statutory notice period in Moldova is 14 days for employees and 1 month for employers. In the case of a company's financial hardship, the notice period for employers is 2 months.

Probation Period

The maximum probation period is 6 months.

Severance Details

If the reason for the termination is due to the company's financial hardship, the employee is entitled to 1 month's wage. Employees dismissed without just cause are generally eligible for severance pay equal to one week’s wages for every year worked.

Benefits of working in a country abroad

Borderless Benefits Packages in


When the world is your competition, it pays to incentivize new hires and existing alike. Borderless benefits packages typically include:

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Contributions

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