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



Cambodian riel (៛, KHR)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

21 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index

47.91 (2021)

Statutory Leave

18 days

Sick Leave

6 months

Maternity Leave

90 days

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

KHR 710,000 - 730,000 per month

Overtime Pay

The standard full-time workweek is 48 hours, 8 hours daily.

Additional Pay

There is no additional pay detail for Cambodia.Bereavement leave: an employee is entitled to seven days of unpaid leave in the event of the death of an immediate family member.

Marriage leave: employees who are getting married can apply for seven unpaid days off.

Payroll Cycle

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

Employer Costs & Taxes

  • 2.6%: Health Insurance
  • 0.8%: National Social Security Fund (Maximum 1,200,000 KHR)

Employee Costs & Taxes

Employment Information

Termination Process

Fixed Duration Contracts: According to Cambodian Labor Law, a fixed duration contract may be terminated on one of the following three grounds without being entitled to severance pay:

  • Mutual agreement - A termination by mutual agreement between the employee and the employer must be made in writing. Prior notice is not required.
  • Serious misconduct - An employee can be terminated immediately if the employee commits an act of serious misconduct. The statutory deadline for employment termination on grounds of serious misconduct is seven days from the time the employer became aware of the employee's misconduct. Prior notice is not required.
  • Force majeure - An unforeseen event of force majeure (like a flood or an earthquake) that prevents the worker from fulfilling their obligations under the FDC. Prior notice is not required in this instance.

The company must pay severance to the employee upon termination if none of the aforementioned reasons for the termination apply.

Undetermined Duration Contracts (UDC): Colombian employment law recognizes two grounds for terminating a UDC without notice and without payment of damages:

  • Serious misconduct: An employee can be terminated immediately if the employee commits an act of serious misconduct. Termination for this reason must take place within seven days from the time the employer became aware of the employee's misconduct. Prior notice is not required.
  • Force majeure: In the event of an uncontrollable situation (like a natural disaster) which prevents a worker from fulfilling their obligations under the UDC, the agreement can be terminated without prior notice.

Otherwise, a UDC can be terminated by either party provided:

  • Due notice of the termination is given in writing and the employer has a valid reason for terminating the employee (examples includes deficiencies in the employee’s aptitude or behavior, or business operation requirements of the employer) and the employer will not have to pay damages in this case
  • If the employer does not have a valid reason for terminating the employee, the employer can still terminate the employee so long as the employer pays applicable damages required by Cambodian law outlined below.

Notice period

In Cambodia, the notice period is based on the employee's tenure with the employer:

  • Up to 6 months of employment - 1 week's notice
  • 6 months - 2 years of employment - 2 weeks' notice
  • 2 - 5 years of employment - 1 month's notice
  • 5 - 10 years of employment - 2 months' notice
  • 10+ years of employment - 3 months' notice

Probation Period

When hiring new employees, there is no requirement that probationary periods be offered. Employees in Cambodia are used to employers choosing to impose a probationary period, and they anticipate this.

The probationary period does have some stipulations if applied:

  • Cannot last longer than three months for regular employees
  • Two months for specialized workers
  • One month for non-specialized workers

Depending on the level of professional abilities required by the specific job, it must be determined on a case-by-case basis whether a person qualifies as a specialized worker or not. The probationary period may be ended at any time during or after its intended duration without prior notification.

Severance Details

According to Cambodian law, severance benefits are only necessary if an employee is fired without justification and depend on the specifics of the employment contract.

Employees under a fixed-term contract are entitled to:

  • Severance Payment: A severance payment equal to at least 5% of the wages paid to the employee during the length of the contract. This is calculated by collecting the sum of the total wages, including bonuses, paid during the course of the contract. This sum is multiplied by 5% to determine the amount of the severance payment
  • Unused Annual Leave: Unpaid annual leave through to the termination date must be paid out in full
  • Other Benefits: Any other benefits agreed to between the employer and the employee in an employment contract, internal work rules, employee manual/HR handbook or collective bargaining agreement, if any.

The following compensation is also due to an employee whose employment is terminated prior to the contract's end date:

  • Damages: Damages for being laid off before the expiration date should equal the wages the employee would have received had they completed the original contracted term.
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

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