Bangladesh

Employer of Record & PEO in Bangladesh

Hire & manage teams remotely in Bangladesh without a local entity. We handle HR compliance, payroll & taxes so you can focus on your business.

Native Language

Bengali

GDP

$355.69 billion

Payroll Frequency

Monthly

Capital city

Dhaka

GDP per capita

$2,139

Internet

Slow

Currency

Bangladeshi Taka (BDT)

Timezone

UTC +6

English Speaking

<20%

Population

167.55 Million

Employment Cost

Low

Cost of Living

Low

How NNRoad Employment & PEO Services Work?

NNRoad provides professional employment organization (PEO) & employer of record (EOR) services for companies looking to hire and manage teams in Bangladesh. Registering a legal entity in Bangladesh as a means for employment is an outdated practice that takes both time (months) and money (thousands of USD). NNRoad’s employer of record and PEO services enables companies to hire and manage employees in Bangladesh in full accordance with local labor laws in under a week.

Employer of Record in Bangladesh

Employer of Record (EOR) services are for companies who do not have a legal entity in Bangladesh, but who want to hire in Bangladesh. Employment and full liability are outsourced to NNRoad.

➊ You interview & select the candidates you want to hire in Bangladesh.
➋ NNRoad arranges a local labor contract with your new employee.
➌ NNRoad arranges a service contract between your organization & NNRoad.
➍ NNRoad organizes, manages & processes  payroll in Bangladeshin full compliance with local employment laws.
➎ You maintain a normal working relationship and manage your team in Bangladesh while NNRoad manages payroll & HR liabilities.

Payroll & PEO in Bangladesh

Professional Employment Organization (PEO) services are for companies who have a legal entity in Bangladesh, and want to outsource their payroll. Employment liabilities are shared between your organization and NNRoad.

➊ You interviews & select the candidates you want to hire in Bangladesh.
➋ NNRoad organizes, manages and processes payroll for your local employees in full compliance with local employment laws.
➌ You maintain a normal working relationship and manage your team in Bangladesh while NNRoad manages payroll & HR compliance.

Advantages of NNRoad's Bangladesh Employment Services

  1. With EOR/PEO solutions you can manage client meetings, sales, quality control, marketing, R&D and customer support without a local company in Bangladesh.
  2. Pay as you go
  3. ​​Dedicated account manager – One point of contact for multiple locations
  4. Employment & termination processing
  5. Complete payroll solution and statutory benefit according to local laws
  6. With EOR/PEO solutions you can hire staff while waiting for the registration of your company in Bangladesh.
  7. NNRoad only works with professional locally licensed partners
  8. GDPR compliant
  9. NNRoad manages employee record timekeeping, bonus and allowance, expenses claims and personal leaves according to local law.
  10. NNRoad provides foreigner VISA application services, if needed

Employment Compliance in Bangladesh

Taxes & Payroll in Bangladesh

Income tax is levied on residents based on progressive tax rates, which range from 10% to 30%, while non-residents (except Bangladeshi non-residents) are taxed at the flat rate of 30%.

Employer Costs in Bangladesh

Employer Contributions:

5% – Social Security

Working Hours and Overtime in Bangladesh

The daily working hours are 8. Weekly working hours should be 48. Bangladesh requires employers to pay 2 times the normal pay rate for overtime. Up to two hours of overtime are allowed each day or a maximum of 12 overtime hours per week. However, the annual average working hours can’t exceed 56 hours per week. 

Mandatory Contributions in Bangladesh

The recent regulations are mainly regarding the protection of employees against injuries and to promote a safer environment for work. The regulations also aim to help people with disabilties to have better working conditions.

Termination Laws and Severance Pay in Bangladesh

Employees may be fired if they are unable to work due to physical or mental illness, as determined by a medical practitioner. The employee is entitled to 30 days of pay for each year of service if he or she has worked for at least one year.

In Bangladesh, employers must offer written notice of 120 days for monthly rated workers and 60 days for other workers, or comparable pay in lieu, when terminating employment for any reason. In addition, for every year worked, the employee is entitled to 30 days of salary.

Severance pay is always required in Bangladesh unless the employee is terminated for a criminal offence.

Holidays in Bangladesh

Public Holidays in Bangladesh

  • Language Martyrs’ Day – February 21
  • Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Birthday – March 17
  • Independence Day – March 26
  • Bengali New Year – April 14
  • Shab-e-Qadr and Jumatul Bidah – April 29
  • Labour Day – May 1
  • Eid al-Fitr – May 3-4-5
  • Buddha Purnima – May 16
  • Eid-ul-Azha – July 10-11-12
  • Ashura – August 8
  • Eid al-Adha
  • National Mourning Day – August 15
  • Janmashtami – August 19
  • Durga Puja – October 4
  • Eid-e-Miladunnabi – October 9
  • Victory Day – December 16
  • Christmas Day – December 25

Paid Leave in Bangladesh

All workers except tea plantation workers are entitled to 10 days of paid casual leave in each calendar year.

Employment Contract in Bangladesh

Employment Contract

Employment contracts should be written and include the names of the parties, dates, job title, job description, salary, working hours, bonuses, annual leave, sick leave, casual leave, and any termination clauses.

Types of Leaves in Bangladesh

Sick Leave

Sick leave in Bangladesh includes 14 days’ full pay each calendar year. 

Maternity and Paternity Leave

Female employees are entitled to 16 weeks of maternity leave paid at 100%. Fathers are entitled to 10 days’ leave in the first year paid at 100%.

Immigration Laws in Bangladesh

If your company is planning to hire foreign employees in Bangladesh, they will need to obtain a working permit to work in the country.

Work visas may be issued for single entry, double entry, and multiple entries for individuals who plan to enter and exit the country numerous times throughout the duration of their visa. The price of the visa will vary depending on the category the employee chooses.

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