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Expanding Horizons: Harnessing Talent in Bangladesh with Gonex





As Bangladesh continues to emerge as a key player in the global market, U.S. companies are increasingly interested in tapping into its growing workforce and burgeoning industries. However, navigating the employment landscape in Bangladesh can be challenging due to its unique legal frameworks and business practices. This article provides an in-depth look at the employment laws and processes in Bangladesh, highlights the fastest-growing sectors, showcases real-life examples of U.S. business activities in the region, and explains why partnering with an Employer of Record (EOR) like Gonex is advantageous.


Understanding Employment Laws and Processes in Bangladesh

Employment in Bangladesh is governed by the Bangladesh Labour Act, 2006, which covers all aspects from employment terms to dispute resolution. Key points for foreign companies include mandatory benefits like festival bonuses and strict rules on working hours and overtime. The employment process typically involves detailed contracts and adherence to national minimum wage standards, which as of the latest updates, stands at approximately 8,000 BDT (about $94) per month for garment workers, one of the country’s largest industries.


Booming Industries in Bangladesh

In recent years, several industries in Bangladesh have shown remarkable growth, making them attractive for foreign investments. The garment and textile sector, the backbone of Bangladesh’s economy, employs millions and is the second largest in the world. The information technology sector is rapidly expanding as well, with government initiatives aiming to transform Bangladesh into a digital economy by 2021. Additionally, the pharmaceutical sector is flourishing, with local companies beginning to export medicines to global markets.


Real-Life Business Examples of U.S. Companies in Bangladesh

One notable example of U.S. business success in Bangladesh is a prominent American tech company that set up a software development center in Dhaka. This move allowed them to leverage local talent while significantly reducing operational costs. The project was facilitated by Gonex, which managed all employment-related tasks, ensuring compliance with local laws and smooth operation without the need for the U.S. company to establish a direct legal entity.


The Advantage of Using Gonex as an EOR in Bangladesh

Choosing Gonex as an EOR provider in Bangladesh offers significant advantages for U.S. companies. Gonex navigates the complex local employment regulations, manages payroll and HR tasks, and ensures compliance with all local laws, allowing the company to focus on its core business strategies. Furthermore, Gonex’s expertise in local labor laws and its established infrastructure provide a seamless entry into the Bangladeshi market without the usual legal and bureaucratic challenges faced by foreign businesses.



For U.S. companies looking to expand into Bangladesh, understanding the local employment landscape is crucial. The burgeoning industries present lucrative opportunities, but the complexities of legal and regulatory frameworks can pose challenges. Partnering with an EOR like Gonex offers a strategic advantage, simplifying the hiring and management processes and ensuring compliance with local regulations. By leveraging Gonex’s services, U.S. companies can efficiently tap into the vibrant talent pool and growing industries of Bangladesh, fostering successful business operations and contributing to the global reach of their operations.


Why Gonex?

Experienced Management Team: each member in the team has 10+ years experiences in Overseas Human Resources Management, composed of seasoned HR professionals.

Powerful connection: Gonex has established over 10 entities worldwide, along with more than 30 stable partners, together offering the most comprehensive overseas human resource services to our clients.

Strict compliance with laws and regulations: At every step in our service process, Gonex strictly adheres to local laws and regulations, ensuring our clients completely avoid any legal disputes.

Competitive price: Gonex’s services are 20% more affordable compared to other companies in the industry, allowing our clients to allocate more resources to their core business.


What Gonex offer?

Employment of Record: This service helps clients legally hire employees in countries or regions where they do not have a legal entity established.

Payroll BPO service: This includes payroll project implementation plan development, project deployment, payroll calculation, payment of funds, administration of statutory and supplementary benefits, customized reporting, and other comprehensive payroll services.

Mobility: Based on the company’s internationalization strategy, the company assigns employees to overseas branches/subsidiaries and handles visa and tax matters in accordance with local policies, while assisting in the compliance management of employees throughout their international assignment life cycle.


GONEX One-Stop Solution: Your strategic partner

In navigating these challenges, GONEX offers comprehensive solutions tailored to the needs of American companies expanding into South Korea:

Compliance and Legal Adherence: GONEX’s Employer of Record (EOR) service ensures legal compliance in employing local staff.

Cross-Border Payroll and Tax Management: Streamlined payroll services simplify cross-border management.

Flexible Employment Solutions: Adaptable employment services cater to changing business needs.

International Talent Dispatch: Support services facilitate the dispatch of key talent to Japan.

Digital HR Management Platform: Technology-driven solutions enhance management efficiency and cultural integration.


Who do we serve?

Gonex served 70+ clients to expand overseas. The incomes of our clients like Mengniu, Kuaishou and CHINT are up to 192.4 billion.


Let Gonex assist you and your company with handling such complex overseas hiring processes! To access more information on corporate international expansion cases, global employment guidelines, worldwide compensation management, regulations for various regional countries, and factory establishment manuals in different nations, you are welcome to visit the GONEX official website at www.letsgonex.com to download these resources or view our company’s business introduction in PDF format (https://letsgonex.com/in.pdf).

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