Remote’s guide to employing in

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Services available in this country:
Employer of Record ProductContractor ManagementPayroll
  • Capital City

    Phnom Penh

  • Currency

    Cambodian riel (៛, KHR)

  • Languages


  • Population size


Services available in this country:
Employer of Record ProductContractor ManagementPayroll
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Facts & Stats

  • Capital City

    Phnom Penh

  • Currency

    Cambodian riel (៛, KHR)

  • Languages


  • Population size


  • Ease of doing business


  • Cost of living index

    47.91 (2021)

  • Payroll frequency

    Twice monthly

  • VAT - standard rate


  • GDP - real growth rate

    -5.3% (2020)

Cambodia is one of the world’s few constitutional monarchies (with 1900 years of verifiable history). This jewel of South East Asia has a rich and tumultuous history and Cambodians are known for their friendliness, kindness, and patience – traits which are synonymous with the country’s dominant Buddhism religion.

The country is famous for the Angkor Wat temple complex which draws around 2.6 million tourists annually as well as the mystical Mekong River Delta. Cambodia also boasts a patchwork of pristine rainforest dotted with a diverse range of over 8000 plant species.

Cambodians tend to value punctuality and may be frustrated by lateness. Often seniority is held in very high regard and those with the most experience in an organisation tend to lead meetings.

Cambodia is a growing economy powered by an $8 billion textile industry that is globally competitive, however more knowledge workers are starting to emerge from the country’s educational institutions.

Grow your team in Cambodia with Remote

Looking to employ workers in Cambodia? Companies hiring in Cambodia must either own a legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solutions provider, usually one that provides employer of record services.

Remote can employ your team in Cambodia on your behalf through our local legal entity in the country and handle payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance for your Cambodia team. You can also pay contractors now in Cambodia with Remote in some currencies (talk to an expert now for full details).

Risks of misclassification

Cambodia, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Cambodia may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.

Employing in Cambodia

Workers' rights in Cambodia are protected by:

  • the Cambodian Constitution,

  • the Civil Code,

  • The Social Security Law of 2019

  • the Labour Code of 1997 (amended three times so far), and

  • Regulations passed by the Cambodian government and the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT)

— all of which guarantee equal pay for equal work and protections against discrimination based on age, religion, gender, and race.

Common questions that could come up during the hiring process include the minimum wage, overtime rates, and guaranteed paid time off. Remote can help you offer a complete, competitive, and compliant benefits package to your employees in Cambodia.

Minimum wage

The new minimum wage for the textile, garment, footwear, and travel product industries in 2024 will be:

  • US$204 per month for regular workers; and

  • US$202 per month for probationary workers.

Prakas 283 also sets out the minimum wage for piece rate workers. Such workers are paid based on their level of production and could result in the worker earning more than the minimum wage if their production results in pay that is higher than the minimum wage rate. However, if their production results in pay that is deemed lower than the minimum wage then the workers’ pay is adjusted to equal that of the minimum wage (US$204 per month for regular workers or US$202 per month for probationary workers).

The new pay will be effective from January 1, 2024.

Seniority pay

Seniority payments are only applicable to employees with a UDC.

All employees with a UDC are entitled to receive ongoing seniority payments in an amount equal to 15 days of their wages and other benefits per year. Employers must pay the seniority indemnity to employees as follows:

  • An additional 7.5 days worth of their wage in June of each year; and

  • An additional 7.5 days worth of their wage in December of each year.

A new employee is entitled to a full instalment of the seniority payment (being equal to 7.5 days of wages and benefits) if the employee worked for at least one month in the applicable period (being from January to June, or July to December).

If an employee has an FDC, they are not entitled to seniority payments, and they will receive severance payments.

13th month bonus

13th month pay is a common practice, but not mandatory, before the implementation of seniority payment. Some employers have decided to cancel the 13th month pay when the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training have decided to have seniority pay as mandatory payment. Therefore, the 13th month pay depends on the company’s individual decision.

Retention bonus

The payment of a retention bonus would not contravene Cambodian law. However, the Employer should be aware that an employer has an obligation to pay employees with a UDC a seniority payment, and payment of the retention bonus will not excuse the employer from paying the seniority payments.

Onboarding time

We can help you get a new employee started in Cambodia fast. The minimum onboarding time we need is only 19 working days.

Our team ensures your employees are onboarded and paid as quickly as possible while keeping your business compliant with all local employment legislation. The minimum onboarding time begins after the employee submits all required information onto the Remote platform. The onboarding timeline is also dependent upon registration with local authorities.

For all non-nationals of the country of employment, the Right to Work assessment (if applicable) will add three extra days to the total time to onboard. There may be extra time required if we need to follow-up on the right to work assessment.

Please note, payroll cut-off dates can impact the actual first day of employment. Remote has a payroll cut-off date of the 10th of the month unless otherwise specified.

21 Public holidays

Monday 1 January 20241New Year's Day (ថ្ងៃចូលឆ្នាំ​ថ្មី)
Sunday 7 January 20242Victory over Genocide Day (ជ័យជំនះលើទិវាប្រល័យពូជសាសន៍)
Friday 8 March 20243International Women's Day (ទិវាសិទ្ធិនារីអន្តរជាតិ)
Saturday 13 April 20244Khmer New Year Days (ពិធីបុណ្យចូលឆ្នាំថ្មី ប្រពៃណីជាតិ)
Monday 15 April 20245Khmer New Year Days (ពិធីបុណ្យចូលឆ្នាំថ្មី ប្រពៃណីជាតិ)
Tuesday 16 April 20246Khmer New Year Days (ពិធីបុណ្យចូលឆ្នាំថ្មី ប្រពៃណីជាតិ)
Wednesday 1 May 20247Labour Day (ថ្ងៃ​ការងារ)
Tuesday 14 May 20248Second Day of the Birth of King Norodom Sihamoni (ថ្ងៃទី ២ នៃការប្រសូតរបស់ព្រះបាទនរោត្តមសីហមុនី)
Wednesday 22 May 20249National Day of Remembrance (ទិវាជាតិនៃការចងចាំ)
Saturday 1 June 202410International Children's Day (ទិវាកុមារអន្តរជាតិ)
Tuesday 18 June 202411Birth of the Queen Mother (កំណើតព្រះមហាក្សត្រីមាតា)
Tuesday 24 September 202412Constitution Day (ទិវារដ្ឋធម្មនុញ្ញ)
Tuesday 1 October 202413Pchum Ben Festival (ពិធីបុណ្យភ្ជុំបិណ្ឌ)
Wednesday 2 October 202414Pchum Ben Festival (ពិធីបុណ្យភ្ជុំបិណ្ឌ)
Thursday 3 October 202415Pchum Ben Festival (ពិធីបុណ្យភ្ជុំបិណ្ឌ)
Tuesday 15 October 202416Commemoration Day of the King's Father (ទិវារំemកគុណរបស់សម្តេចឪ)
Tuesday 29 October 202417Coronation Day of King Sihamoni (ថ្ងៃគ្រងរាជសម្បត្តិរបស់ស្តេចសីហមុនី)
Saturday 9 November 202418Independence Day (ថ្ងៃបុណ្យ​ឯករាជ្យជាតិ)
Thursday 14 November 202419Water Festival (ពិធីបុណ្យអុំទូក បណ្ដែតប្រទីប អកអំបុក និងសំពះព្រះខែ)
Friday 15 November 202420Water Festival (ពិធីបុណ្យអុំទូក បណ្ដែតប្រទីប អកអំបុក និងសំពះព្រះខែ)
Saturday 16 November 202421Water Festival (ពិធីបុណ្យអុំទូក បណ្ដែតប្រទីប អកអំបុក និងសំពះព្រះខែ)

Competitive benefits package in Cambodia

At Remote, we’re obsessed with helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in practising “fair equity,” which means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive (and that will allow you to attract the best local talent).

Our benefits packages in Cambodia are tailored to fulfil the local needs of your employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Mental Health Support

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

Fair Pricing in Cambodia

Employer of Record

Hire and pay your global team

Starting at $599/month

for annual plans

Top features

  • Satisfaction guaranteed

  • No deposits or hidden fees

  • Zero onboarding or offboarding fees

  • Compliant equity incentives support including withholding and reporting

  • Built-in security and compliance

  • Fast onboarding (average 2-3 days)

  • Flexible, localised benefits

Contractor Management

Compliantly onboard and pay contractors


per contractor/month

Top features

  • Only pay for contractors you actively work with

  • Work with contractors in 200+ countries

  • Create, edit, and sign tailored, localised contracts

  • Approve contractor invoices with one click or auto-pay

  • Transparent payments with complete visibility

Global Payroll

Consolidate your multi-country payroll


per employee/month

Top features

  • Reduce costs by centralising payroll management

  • Ensure local compliance for every country

  • Direct support from in-house local payroll experts

  • Accurate, on-time, compliant payroll to level-up your employee experience

  • Tax and labour authority reporting handled for you


Manage all of your employees in one place


Top features

  • Guided onboarding and offboarding

  • Employee profile and document management

  • Time and attendance (time off and tracking)

  • Expense management and reimbursement

  • Employee self-serve on the platform and mobile app