Contract of Employment
There is a requirement for a fully executed original contract prior to the start date, one copy is held by the employer and the other one by the employee. It is mandatory to provide a contract in Romanian language. At PEO Worldwide we provide with the contract in English and Romanian.
The law for using electronic signature in the labour contracts was issued in May 2021 requiring both parties to have an advanced electronic signature, provided by a recognized provider. At TopSource Worldwide, we continue to provide with original contracts (wet signed) in Romania. Before onboarding, the employee must undergo medical examination by a labor doctor.
The probationary period in Romania has a maximum of 90 calendar days (or 120 days for management positions).
For temporary contracts, the probationary period varies according to the length of the contract, between 5 and 30 days.
The standard working hours are 8 hours a day or maximum of 40 hours a week. Hours of work need to be recorded by law.
Overtime is permitted, but is limited to 48 hours per week. The average amount of overtime cannot exceed 48 hours per week over a period of 4 months.
Overtime is compensated by free time or by payment of at least 175%. (200% for official days off).