As of 2018, an international company will issue meal vouchers in Moldova, on paper and in electronic form. The international group Up opened a local office in Moldova and is finishing the licensing process, IPN reports, with reference to a press release of the company.
Up already concluded the first commercial agreements with national brands that are the first companies in Moldova that will accept payments with meal vouchers. Among these are: Linella, UniMarket, Nr.1, Andy’s Pizza, La Placinte, Fourchette, Mojito, Draft, Tucano, Pretzel, and La Taifas.
The international group said it took such a decision in the wake of the recent promulgation of the law by which employers in Moldova are authorized to offer employees an individual food allowance for each workday, in the form of meal vouchers.
The vouchers will be provided as an employee benefit, but employers will not be obliged to introduce them. The payments for meal vouchers are not taxed. Employers will distribute meal vouchers to employees at the end of each month, depending on the number of workdays the next month. Employees will be able to use as many vouchers as the number of worked days and not more.