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



Myanmar Kyat (MMK or Ks)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

15 days ~

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index

$ (#106 of 140, 2023)

Statutory Leave

10 days of earned leave + 6 days of casual leave

Sick Leave

30 days

Maternity Leave

14 weeks

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

The minimum wage in Myanmar is 4,800 kyat per day.

Overtime Pay

A standard week for factory workers is 44 hours and 48 hours for other shops and establishments. There are different formulas applied to calculating overtime pay beyond these hours.

Additional Pay

There are no mandatory bonuses, but performance bonuses are customary. 

Payroll Cycle

For all Borderless customers, 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%: Health and Social Care Fund 
  • 1%: Work Injury

Employee Costs & Taxes

  • 2%: Health and Social Care Fund

Employment Information

Termination Process

Terminating an employee is permitted with just cause and if necessary, severance pay. 

Notice period

The notice period in Myanmar is 30 days.

Probation Period

The standard probation period in Myanmar is up to 3 months.

Severance Details

Severance pay in Myanmar depends on the employee’s tenure. For workers who have been continuously employed for 6 month to a year, employers must pay half a month’s salary in severance. This number increases up to 13 months for tenure of 25 years and above. 

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


Book your demo of Borderless to help you hire, pay, and take care of new employees and contractors in 170+ countries.

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