Hire Employees & Contractors


Compliantly hire your distributed team members in


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Hiring in


isn't so simple. Borderless can help.

To hire new employees in


, your business must have a local legal entity or an Employer of Record like Borderless in place already. Then there’s the management of local employment compliance, taxes, benefits, payroll, and more. Hiring contractors poses similar challenges.

Borderless handles all of that for you, so you can focus on getting to work with your new team member in


while staying fully compliant with local laws and compliance.

Primary Language

Arabic, English


Bahraini dinar (.د.ب, BHD)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

8 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index

57.7 (2021)

Statutory Leave

30 days

Sick Leave

1-15 days fully paid; 16-35 day half-pay; 36-55 day unpaid

Maternity Leave

60 days fully paid; 15 days unpaid

Important: Risks of misclassification

In many countries like


, the treatment of employees and contractors is different. If you misclassify a new team member, you could be subjected to penalties and fines. Let Borderless get this right for you, so you don’t have to worry.

Payment Information

Minimum Wage

There is no minimum wage in Bahrain. All pay rates are agreed upon with the employer through collective bargaining agreements.

Overtime Pay

Overtime is entitled over 40 hours a week or 8 hours a day.

  • For overtime during the day, it is 125% of the hourly rate
  • For overtime during the night, it is 150% of the hourly rate

Additional Pay

There is no additional pay detail for Bahrain.

Payroll Cycle

For all Borderless customers, payments will be made in monthly instalments by the last day of each month.

Employer Costs & Taxes

  • 9.00% - Pension
  • 3.00% - Work Injury

Employee Costs & Taxes

  • 7.00% Insurance against old age, disability, and death (applicable only to Bahraini employees)
  • 1.00% Unemployment
  • There are no personal income taxes in Bahrain

Employment Information

Termination Process

Employers must present the employee with just cause and notice for dismissal.

Notice period

The notice period is a minimum of 30 days, where the labour contract is still binding.

The employee is entitled to compensation if notice is not given.

Probation Period

The probation period varies per employment agreement and may last up to 3 months.

Severance Details

Severance is based on the length of employment: 

  • 15 days of salary for each year - first 3 years
  • 30 days of salary for each year - following years
Benefits of working in a country abroad

Borderless Benefits Packages in


When the world is your competition, it pays to incentivize new hires and existing alike. Borderless benefits packages typically include:

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Contributions

Learn how to hire quickly and easily in


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