Hiring guide in Bangladesh

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What should I know about hiring in Bangladesh?

Recruiting in Bangladesh might be difficult because of language issues, cultural norms, and legislation. Therefore, it is essential to be familiar with the laws and customs of Bangladesh, as well as the behaviors and preferences of the Bangladeshi labor force. 

Bangladesh’s businesses must follow several employment rules and regulations, including those governing the minimum salary, maximum allowable work week length, and provision of other benefits to workers. A company can avoid trouble with the government and fines by following local legislation. 

Obtaining the proper permits and visas, paying workers at least the minimum salary, and adhering to the required working hours are just a few of the many legal factors to keep in mind. Ultimately, knowing the legal structure of recruiting in Bangladesh can assist in guaranteeing that businesses stay within the law while laying the groundwork for a productive workforce in the country.

Why is Bangladesh a good choice for finding remote employees?

The attractive mix of a large and young workforce, low costs, excellent English proficiency, and cultural compatibility makes Bangladesh a good alternative for sourcing remote workers. Because of its progressive policies in education and technology, the country is home to an extensive and expanding labor force. 

Therefore, many qualified and experienced workers in Bangladesh are looking for remote job chances with foreign businesses. Communication with clients and coworkers from other countries is simple due to the country’s substantial English-speaking population.

In addition, many employees in Bangladesh have gotten training in cutting-edge technologies, making them ideal candidates for remote work in industries like software development, information technology, and digital marketing.

How can Native Teams help you hire in Bangladesh

When it comes to complying with the many rules and regulations that must be met when doing business in Bangladesh, Native Teams can be of great assistance. In addition, when recruiting and supervising remote workers in the country, our team has you covered and can offer you the assistance you require.

Hire your first Bangladeshis employee with Native Teams.

Legal requirements for hiring in Bangladesh

Minimum wage

Every five years, the National Minimum Wage Board in Bangladesh establishes the minimum pay for each sector. The current minimum salary is BDT 1,500 per month, though it may change depending on the industry.

Contributions & taxes

Employer Tax

The employer is not obligated to pay into any form of social insurance.

Corporate Tax

Corporate income tax in Bangladesh is 32.5%.

Employee Tax

The employee is not required to make social insurance contributions.

Income Tax

Income tax rates in Bangladesh are progressive, going from 0% to 25%. The Finance Act is responsible for setting the annual personal income tax rate.

To calculate the salary and taxes in Bangladesh please click here.

Payroll cycle

Payroll in Bangladesh can be processed daily, weekly, biweekly, or monthly. According to Bangladesh’s Employee Rights and Labor Law, salaries are due no later than the close of business on the seventh day after the last day on which payment was due.

Is there a 13th salary in Bangladesh?

A 13th pay is not mandated by law.

Labor rules

Probation Period

In general, clerical employees’ probationary periods are 6 months, and other employees’ probationary periods are 3 months.

Notice Period 

It is customary to give 3 weeks’ notice; however, this can vary depending on the position, the sector, and the seniority.

Severance Period

After an employee has been with the company for at least a year, they are eligible for severance pay equal to 30 days’ salary for each year of service.

Working Hours

Bangladeshi law sets a weekly work week cap of 48 hours. The typical workday lasts 8 hours, and the standard workweek lasts 5 days, Sunday to Thursday.

Leave and benefits rules

Public holidays

Bangladesh observes 20 national holidays, which include the following:

  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

Sick Leave

The standard amount of sick leave for an employee is 14 days per year, but this amount resets every year and cannot be carried over.

In order to earn sick leave and pay, workers must always provide a doctor’s note verifying their illness.

Maternity leave & Paternity leave

Employers must pay for the first 8 weeks of a woman’s maternity leave before the baby is born and the second 8 weeks after the baby is born if she has worked for the company for at least 6 months. To qualify for unpaid leave, a woman must have worked for her current employer for fewer than 6 months or have at least 2 other children. Furthermore, women are not allowed to return to work until 8 weeks after giving birth.

Currently, there is no paternity leave in Bangladesh.

What are the minimum vacation days?

Employees are typically entitled to 10 days of paid annual leave after one year of employment, though this can vary by industry.


Health Security & Private Insurance

Anyone who has worked for an employer for at least three months within the previous fifteen months is entitled to free medical and dental care through the Social Security Administration.

*Native Teams can support you in finding the best private insurance in the country. Contact us and we will send a comparison of insurance packages and prices.*


Relocation and Work Permits

Native Teams will apply for your work visa in the nation on your behalf and serve as your Employer of Record. All the required documents can be uploaded using our app. Until you have your work and residency visa, Native Teams will support you by providing you with frequent information on the progress.

How long is the Visa / Work Permit process?

2 to 4 weeks depending on the authorities and provided documents.

Which documents do you need?

To apply for a visa/work permit in Bangladesh, please upload the documents from our onboarding list (relocation to log in/pricing).

Why use Native Teams for hiring in Bangladesh?

Native Teams lets you employ team members ‘like a local’ meaning you get all the benefits of a global team, wherever you are based. Here are the reasons why you should use Native Teams for hiring:

  • No paperwork: We will handle all the necessary paperwork for you.
  • Save on taxes: We help you handle your taxes.
  • No company set up: You can expand your business using our company entitles.
  • Online onboarding: We’re here to ensure your onboarding process is trouble-free.
  • No accounting: We will handle all of your accounting needs, including invoicing, payroll, and more.
  • Increase your profit: We assist you in growing your business and maximizing your profits.
  • Compliance expertise: we can assist your company in navigating the regulatory environments and ensure you meet all relevant requirements.
  • Local support: We can assist you in understanding and complying with the relevant local laws.
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*Note: The provided information was accurate at the time of writing.

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