There are several ways you can work in Romania: as an employee, as a third-party employee, as a freelancer or as an entrepreneur.
If you have come to Romania as a permanent, trainee, seasonal or cross-border worker, you must first obtain the work permit, then the long-stay visa for employment and eventually the residence permit.
The Romanian Labor Code regulates all work relations, the control of the application of regulations in the field of labor relations, as well as the labor jurisdiction. The provisions of the Labor Code also apply to foreign citizens or stateless persons with an individual employment contract who work for a Romanian employer on Romanian territory.
The individual employment contract is concluded on the basis of the written consent of the parties (the employer and the employee) in Romanian. The obligation to conclude an individual employment contract in written form rests with the employer, prior to the commencement of the employment relationship.
It is very important to have an individual employment contract written in writing with your employer and registered with the Territorial Labor Inspectorate (ITM). The individual employment contract allows you access to social protection measures and protects you from any abuse of your employer.