Remote’s guide to employing in

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Make employment in Bangladesh easy. Let us handle payroll, benefits, taxes, compliance, and even stock options for your team in Bangladesh, all in one easy-to-use platform.

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


  • Currency

    Bangladeshi taka (৳, BDT)

  • Languages


  • Population size


Services available in this country:
Employer of Record ProductContractor Management

Facts & Stats

  • Capital City


  • Currency

    Bangladeshi taka (৳, BDT)

  • Languages


  • Population size


  • Ease of doing business

    Below average

  • Cost of living index

    33.31 (2021)

  • Payroll frequency


  • VAT - standard rate


  • GDP - real growth rate

    8.2% (2019)

The People’s Republic of Bangladesh (Bengali: গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ) is a parliamentary constitutional republic, that’s neighbored by India and Myanmar and is boasts the honour of being the eight-most populous country in the world.

Home to the Bengal tiger, the world’s longest stretching beach, an outsized textile industry, and the most expansive mangrove forest in the world, Bangladesh combines Asian charm with rich culture and profuse biodiversity.

While Bangladesh still has work to do reducing inequality and eliminating extreme poverty, globalisation has been opening up the nation’s economy, creating a new breed of experts your business can depend on as you expand across the globe.

Grow your team in Bangladesh with Remote

Looking to employ workers in Bangladesh? Companies hiring in Bangladesh must either own a local legal entity or work with a global employment platform like Remote that can legally provide employment services in the country. Remote can employ team members in Bangladesh and keep you compliant at all times.

Remote can hire, onboard, and pay your Bangladesh team so you don't have to set up local HR services in the region. Remote also makes it easy to pay contractors in Bangladesh. Sign up now to get started or talk to an expert for more details.

Risks of misclassification

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

Employing in Bangladesh

Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in Bangladesh is fixed at 1,500 taka per month ($17.63) for employees who’re not covered by industry-specific wages; workers in the garment industry (one of Bangladesh’s largest employment sectors) earn a minimum of 8,000 takas ($94) per month.

Payroll Cycle

For customers of Remote, all employee payments will be made in equal monthly instalments on or before the last working day of each calendar month, payable in arrears.

Minimum Onboarding Time

We can help you get a new employee started in Bangladesh fast. The minimum onboarding time we need is only 10 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.

Bangladesh Festival Bonus

Employees in Bangladesh who have completed at least one year of service are entitled to two festival bonuses each year. Each bonus should not be more than the basic monthly pay.

19 Public holidays

Wednesday, 21 February 20241Language Martyrs' Day (ভাষা শহীদ দিবস)
Sunday, 25 February 20242Shab-e-Barat (শব-ই-পশ্চিম)
Sunday, 17 March 20243Mujib's Birthday (মুজিবের জন্মদিন)
Tuesday, 26 March 20244Jumatul Bidah (স্বাধীনতা দিবস)
Tuesday, 26 March 20245Independence Day (স্বাধীনতা দিবস)
Saturday, 6 April 20246Night of Destiny (নিয়তির রাত)
Thursday, 11 April 20247Festival of Breaking the Fast (দ্রুত বিরতি উত্সব)
Friday, 12 April 20248Second Day of the Festival of Breaking the Fast (রোজার ভাঙ্গা উৎসবের দ্বিতীয় দিন)
Sunday, 14 April 20249Bengali New Year's Day (বাংলা নববর্ষের দিন)
Wednesday, 1 May 202410Labour Day (শ্রমদিবস)
Thursday, 23 May 202411Buddha's Birthday (বুদ্ধের জন্মদিন)
Tuesday, 18 June 202412Feast of the Sacrifice (কোরবানির পর্ব)
Tuesday, 16 July 202413Ashura (আশুরার)
Thursday, 15 August 202414National Mourning Day (জাতীয় শোক দিবস)
Monday, 26 August 202415Janmashtami (জন্মাষ্টমী)
Sunday, 15 September 202416Birth of the Prophet (নবীর জন্ম)
Friday, 11 October 202417Durga Puja (দুর্গা পূজা)
Monday, 16 December 202418Victory Day (বিজয় দিবস)
Wednesday, 25 December 202419Christmas Day (ক্রিসমাস ডে)

Competitive benefits package in Bangladesh

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).

We are still busy building our own entity in Bangladesh, but our benefits packages for all countries 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 Bangladesh

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