How to hire remote employees in


Found someone you’d like to hire in Moldova? Great news. In the next few minutes, you’ll learn exactly how you can hire remote talent in Moldova—without paying thousands in fees and spending months talking to lawyers about labor laws.

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What to know before you hire in 


Hiring in Moldova can be confusing, but it’s easier when you know what you’re doing. If you want to hire remote talent in Moldova, you have two options: Hire people as contractors, or hire them as employees.

If you want to successfully hire in 


, you have two options:

Hire talent as contractors

Laws about hiring contractors are significantly more simple in 


. Onboarding talent takes days, not weeks or months. Both you, the company, and your talent have more flexibility. And in many cases, since you’re remote, the talent you’re hiring is better classified as a contractor, anyway. Of course, it’s not possible in every case, but it’s what we built Panther for.

Hire talent as employees

This is the long route. You can either establish a physical presence with an entity and register as an employer, or you can use an Employer-of-Record (EOR) solution. Odds are, you’ll find using an EOR to be the easier route. Still, using an EOR in 


 is expensive—it can often be $500 per month per employee—and sometimes prone to lengthy onboarding times.

Why hire independent contractors in 


Hiring contractors is normally the easier, faster, more flexible choice—but don’t just take it from us. Below are the specific benefits and drawbacks to hiring contractors in 



It’s the fastest way to hire globally

Hiring employees takes months, at the minimum. When you hire with Panther’s locally-generated contracts, it’s a matter of days or weeks. This means you can hire the best talent, fast, without losing them to a hellish procession of paperwork.

It’s a lot cheaper

It costs just $0 to sign up for Panther, then $49 per month to hire your contractors with Panther. If you hired employees manually (or did contracting on your own), you’d likely be on the hook for thousands of dollars each month. Setting up an entity alone can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

It’s more flexible for you & your team

Hiring contractors in 


 means you’re generally not on the hook for things like health insurance and paid time off. This makes hiring flexible for you, and it gives your talent more options.

Can be less risky than hiring employees

Hiring employees is a bigger commitment, and can open you up to increased liabilities and regulations. When you hire contractors overseas, your biggest risk is misclassification—but laws surrounding contractor classification are often significantly more straightforward.

Some people want to be employees

The contractor life isn’t for everyone—some people want the security that being an employee often appears to provide. Though it’s rare, this does happen, and it’s one disadvantage of manage an all-contractor team.

You might not have as much control over your talent

Most countries’ contractor-employer relationship laws stipulate that the employer can’t set fixed working hours, among other things. These laws give contractors more freedom over how and when they do their work than an employee would have. In reality, however, most contractors are willing & able to work on the company’s schedule—it’s a matter of setting expectations beforehand.

How can I pay people in 



If you’re hiring contractors in 


, you can pay them with Panther in a single click. You won’t need to worry about complicated wire transfers, fees, or currency conversions. We’ll take care of it all. Just make a click and your contractor will get paid in their currency of choice. This is a valuable bonus for talent in countries where the local currency is particularly weak—most people appreciate the ability to receive their payment in stronger currencies.

Hiring and paying your team in 


Hire and pay with Panther

Pay everyone with a single click
Get great currency conversion rates
Pay $0 in platform fees
Run payroll in seconds
Let Panther automatically create & store invoices
Let Panther automatically write locally-compliant contracts
Let Panther automatically file local tax documents

Hire and pay without Panther

Pay all your contractors individually
Do all currency conversions yourself
Shoulder the burden of platform fees
Spend hours each month making payments
Manually track & store invoices
Manually write & sign contracts
Manually file relevant tax documents

Let Panther save you from hiring headaches.

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If you want to hire employees in 


If you’ve read up until this point, you’ll know that it’s easier, cheaper, and more flexible to hire contractors in Moldova than employees. Still, there are valid reasons why you might want to hire employees instead. The content below is for you—we’ll cover employer taxes and obligations in Moldova.

Taxes in 


Employer tax

Social security

Individual tax


Paid Time Off (PTO)

In Andorra, employees typically receive 28 days of paid vacation each year.

Public Holidays

There are 11 public holidays.

Sick Days

Employees are entitled to a specific amount of sick days.

A proper medical certificate must be provided to the employer by the employee. During the first five days of sick leave, the company compensates the employee, and from the sixth day on, a social security payment is provided.

Maternity Leave

Female employees are entitled to:

  • 70 days of leave before her due date (112 days if she is expecting three or more children;and
  • 6 days following the birth of her kid (70 days if she gives birth to two or more children)

Employees are also eligible for partially paid maternity leave until the child is 3.

Paternity Leave

The father receives a portion of the female employee's maternity benefit either after the kid is born or after the female employee returns to work.

Beginning six weeks after the birth, the child's father, or the mother's spouse or partner, has the option of taking the balance of the mother's maternity leave.

Parental Leave

The father is entitled to 14 days of paternity leave when his child is born. He may request the leave within 56 days of the birth and provide a copy of the birth certificate.

Other Leave

No Info.

Marriage Leave

No Info.

Bereavement Leave

Employee are entitled to bereavement leave, if the employees  who have worked for an employer for a continuous 6 month period:

  • 3 days’ bereavement leave on the death of a spouse or partner, parent or parent-in-law, child, brother or sister, grandparent, or grandchild;and
  • 1 day’s bereavement leave on the death of any other person, if the employer accepts, having regard to relevant factors, that the employee has suffered a bereavement as a result of the death.


Termination Process

Employers must have valid legal grounds and provide the requisite notice of termination before terminating an employee.

Notice Period

The employer and employee agree otherwise, a written notice must be given at least 30 days prior to the date of termination of employment.

Severance Pay

The Severance Pay should not be less than three months' worth of average monthly earnings free of taxes and contributions in the preceding semester.

Probation Period

Probation period is shall not exceed 6 months.

Employee requirements in 


Working Hours

The standard work in Moldova is 40 hours but it sometimes reduced by collective bargaining agreement terms. If the employees who is working in a hazardous environment where hazards cannot be eliminated through occupational health and safety measures may have their workweek reduced to as little as 36 hours.


In Moldova, overtime laws are complex and can depend on the specific circumstances and the employee. Mostly, overtime is permitted only in the event of an emergency.

An employer may require overtime without the employee’s consent in a few emergency situations, but the employee must consent to the overtime in other urgent situations, and in non-urgent situations, both the employee and the employee representatives must give their consent.

Overtime work is limited to 120 hours per year, although this amount may be increased to 240 hours by a collective bargaining agreement in certain cases.

Employees under 18 years old, pregnant women and workers whose doctors have indicated they are not fit to do so may not work overtime.

Employees who work 120 or more hours at night in a six-month period must be examined by a doctor at the employer’s expense. Night work is prohibited for certain employees.

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