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
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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
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%
The employer cost is generally estimated at 8.33% of the employee salary:
Festival Allowance - 8.33%
Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours
Terminations must respect complex rules and the rules of an employee’s employment country. The off-boarding is always handled by the Employer with the primary stakeholders. It may include ad-hoc fees as well as required or recommended steps on specific termination cases.
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
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
Paid Time Off
Bangladesh celebrates 20 national holidays over 24 days.
National public holidays include:
- Shaheed Day and International Mother Language Day
- Birthday of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
- Independence and National Day
- Bengali New Year's Day
- Jumatul Wida
- May Day
- Eid-ul-Fitr - 3 days
- Buddha Purnima (Boishakhi Purnima)
- Bank Holiday
- Eid-ul-Azha - 3 days
- Moharrum (Ashura)
- National Mourning Day
- Durga Puja (Bijoya Dashami)
- Eid-e-Miladun-Nabi (S)
- Victory Day
- Christmas Day
- Bank Holiday
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
- Mandatory Benefits
- Termination Procedure
- Dispute Resolution
Hiring in Bangladesh, hassle-free
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