Hire employees in

Bangladesh, hassle-free

Hire employees in Bangladesh, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Bangladesh. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

The average onboarding time frame in Bangladesh is 5 days with Deel.

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Currency

Bangladeshi taka

Capital

Dhaka

Official Language

Bengali

Payroll Cycle

Monthly

Hire employees in Bangladesh. No entity needed.

Usually, to hire in Bangladesh, your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.

Bangladesh also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in Bangladesh quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.

All the necessary benefits for Bangladesh
built right in

Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Bangladesh within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.

  • Gratuity Payment

Our quickstart guide to hiring in Bangladesh

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Minimum Wage Requirements

There is no minimum wage by Law in Bangladesh.

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax ranges from 0% to 30%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates. Multiple additional factors may impact overall rates such as the household status and the number of children.

For foreign residents the tax rate is a flat 30%

Employer Cost

The employer cost is generally estimated at 13.66% of the employee salary.

Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours

Standard working hours are 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. The standard workweek is from Sunday to Thursday.

Maternity Leave

Employees who have worked for 6 consecutive months are entitled to 16 weeks of paid leave. 8 days must be taken before the child's birth. The employee will receive their average salary of the 3 months proceeding when they gave notice of the birth, and the employer will be responsible for this pay.

Paternity Leave

There is no paternity leave currently required by law.

Parental Leave

In Bangladesh, no law covers parental leave.

Sick Leave

Employees are entitled to paid sick leave for up to 14 days. This leave is paid 100% by the employer.

Termination Requirements

Terminations in Bangladesh can be complex. There is no at-will termination in Bangladesh for employers outside the probation period and termination must be done for just cause.

Compliant terminations include:

  • Voluntarily by the employee
  • By mutual agreement
  • Unilaterally by the employer based on:
    • probation period
    • objective grounds
    • disciplinary dismissal
    • performance due to unsuitability for the job
  • By the expiration of the contract

Notice Period

The minimum notice period is 60 days and will be increased according to the type of the employment.

  • 60 days if the employee is monthly rated
  • 120 days if the employee is permanent worker

Severance for Employees

In Bangladesh, all employees who are terminated are entitled to severance pay. Severance pay is 30 days of salary per year of service up to 1 months base compensation.

Paid Time Off

Both full-time and part-time employees are entitled to 18 working days of paid time off (PTO) a year. PTO accrues monthly at 1 day for every 18 days worked. Employees are eligible for annual leave after they have completed their probation period.

Public Holidays

Bangladesh celebrates 20 national holidays over 24 days.

National public holidays include:

  1. Shaheed Day and International Mother Language Day
  2. Birthday of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  3. Shab-e-Barat
  4. Independence and National Day
  5. Bengali New Year's Day
  6. Jumatul Wida
  7. Shab-e-Qadar
  8. May Day
  9. Eid-ul-Fitr - 3 days
  10. Buddha Purnima (Boishakhi Purnima)
  11. Bank Holiday
  12. Eid-ul-Azha - 3 days
  13. Moharrum (Ashura)
  14. National Mourning Day
  15. Janmashtami
  16. Durga Puja (Bijoya Dashami)
  17. Eid-e-Miladun-Nabi (S)
  18. Victory Day
  19. Christmas Day
  20. Bank Holiday

For more information see here

Onboarding

Onboarding takes 5 business days. Documents must be completed 1 day before the start date.

Employment Contract Details

Contracts must be in English and can be bilingual. They must be in writing and signed by both parties.

A contract must include:

  • Title of the Agreement
  • Identify the parties
  • Term of the Agreement
  • Position/ Place of work
  • Remuneration
  • Mandatory Benefits
  • Termination Procedure
  • Dispute Resolution

Probation Period

Probation periods are mandatory. The minimum probation period is 3 months and the maximum probation period is 6 months.
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Hiring in Bangladesh, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Bangladesh. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing
international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

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599 USD

Management fee

Group (9)

13.66%

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