Romanian Leu
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2.25% - Unemployment Insurance
25% - Social Security
10% - Health Insurance
10% - Income Tax

Minimum Wage


The minimum monthly wage in Romania is 2230 RON


Payroll Cycle

he payroll cycle in Romania is monthly with employees being paid on the 4th of the following month.  

Working Hours


A full work week in Romania is 40 hours or 8 hours a day. For employees under the age of 18, work is limited to 6 hours a day or 30 hours a week.    



In Romania, employees are not able to work more than 48 hours a week.  Overtime on a regular workday is paid at a rate of 175% of the regular pay rate.  For work on weekends, overtime is paid at a rate of 200% of the regular pay rate. 


Public Holidays

There are 10 paid public holidays. 

Maternity Leave

Pregnant women are entitled to 126 days of maternity leave.  Pay is 85% of the average of the previous 6 months of employment and is paid out by the National Social Security fund. 

Paternity Leave

Fathers are entitled to 5 days of paid maternity leave and can be used until the child reaches the age of 8 weeks. If the father chooses to participate in childcare courses, leave can be extended for an additional 10 days.  This extension can only be used once and on the birth of the first child. 


Parental Leave

After the woman has used her maternity leave, parents are entitled to up to 2 years of additional leave for the purpose of childcare at the rate of 85% of the average salary of the 12 months prior to the parental leave.

Other Leave

Bereavement leave: 3 days of unpaid leave are granted to an employee who has a death within their immediate family. 


Termination Process

According to the Romanian labor code, employment termination must be in writing and in Romanian. In addition, the employee must undergo a medical examination.  If this does not happen, the termination will not be valid. 

Notice Period

Notice period depends on the position.

  • For a management position, notice period is 45 days
  • For an execution position, notice period is 20 days.

For both the employee and employer, notice period is the same length.   

Severance Pay

There is no statutory severance pay in Romania.



VAT is 19% standard rate.