According to the Romanian Labour Code, fixed-term employment agreements can only be legally concluded in certain situations. In practice, a fixed-term employment agreement differs in many ways from the agreement concluded for an indefinite period, which is the rule in Labour Law.
The idea of converting an employment agreement into a fixed-term instrument, even if the employee agrees to such conversion, is considered by specialists as contrary to the law. In fact, employees may denounce this operation in court, all the more if they were forced by the employer to accept the agreement change. However, there are situations where changing an agreement this way can be considered lawful.