Global payroll in South-Korea

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Rivermate's global payroll solution helps companies hire remote employees in South-Korea . We take care of global payroll, taxes, benefits, compliance and HR activities. So you can focus on growing your business. Our global payroll solution is beneficial to companies that want to hire remote employees in a breeze. On this page you will find employment information for South-Korea.

1. Grow your team in South-Korea with Rivermate as your global payroll provider

Payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance can be difficult to manage in , particularly if you don't have established local relationships. You can hire employees in effectively, conveniently, and in full compliance with all relevant labor laws using Rivermate's global Employer of Record (EOR) solution. We handle the responsibilities and legal risks associated with foreign employment so you can concentrate on growing your company.

2. Introduction to global payroll in South-Korea

If you are interested in hiring a remote team in Korea (Republic of), or even just individual remote employees in Korea (Republic of), then you have come to the right place!

Rivermate is an Employer of Record (EOR) that offers Korea (Republic of) payroll solutions. As a Korea (Republic of) payroll provider, we will cover everything from salary, benefits, employer-to-employee contributions, and especially payroll compliance in Korea (Republic of). We are confident Rivermate’s payroll solutions Korea (Republic of) will help you grow as a business—because now, you won’t have to worry about your payroll solutions Korea (Republic of). We take care of everything payroll!

With Rivermate, you can run Korea (Republic of) payroll services in just one click—regardless of currency, benefits, insurance, and your local labor laws. Everything is automated. Our priority is for you to focus on your company’s strategy and growth.

Our Rivermate Global Payroll services are made especially for startups and scaleups. We know that startups try to be extra prudent when it comes to choosing a payroll provider, so it is our mission at Rivermate to be your most reliable and cheapest payroll provider option. So if you’re looking for global payroll providers for small businesses, look no further and book a call with us now!

3. How to set up global payroll in South-Korea

Once you've determined the best Korea (Republic of) payroll option for your company, you'll need to collect some information from employees in order to add them to your payroll. Begin by acquiring their personal identification number, tax deduction card, and emergency contact information. When an employee begins working and provides you with their tax deduction card, they become a part of the social security system and are eligible for benefits.

4. Taxation rules for global payroll in South-Korea

Companies in South Korea are subject to a variety of taxes. The first 200 million won of your taxable income is taxed at 10%. Income between 200 million and 20 billion won is taxed at 20%, and income over 20 billion won is taxed at 22%. In addition, businesses must pay a 10% local income surtax on all income before tax credits and exemptions.

Employees in South Korea pay a progressive income tax rate, which includes additional rates for local income tax. Employees are all required to participate in a social security system and National Health Insurance (NHI), and both employees and employers contribute to the NHI at varying rates based on the employee's salary.

5. Payroll options for companies in South-Korea

Companies that wish to expand their operations globally have four different payroll options in Korea (Republic of). These payroll options are:

1. Internal Payroll. This payroll option is applicable for already established companies in Korea (Republic of). It includes devoting an entire Human Resources staff to running the company's payroll procedures.

2. Remote Payroll. Smaller firms may lack the capacity to handle their own payroll, but they may add their workers to the parent company's payroll. This action, on the other hand, requires considerable thinking. You must guarantee that you follow the rules and laws of each nation.

Working with a local outsourcing firm is one method to retain money in the local economy, but you'll still need to study all of the local rules and regulations, since you'll be held responsible.

3. Korea (Republic of) payroll outsourcing: Outsourcing your payroll to an Employer of Record in Korea (Republic of), such as Rivermate, is another alternative for Andorra payroll outsourcing. We can manage all aspects of your payroll, including compliance. Send us a note and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!

6. Payroll compliance South-Korea

It is the obligation of the employer to ensure that all payroll-related transactions are properly documented and recorded. All salaries and compensation payments must adhere to the local minimum wage as well as other applicable laws and regulations.

Rivermate's payroll services in Korea (Republic of) can assist you in staying in compliance with the country's ever-changing payroll rules. We provide an all-inclusive solution that covers everything from compliance and reporting to salary payments.)

7. How to manage payroll in South-Korea

Companies that have a business presence in Korea (Republic of) have different ways of managing payroll. However, most of the options you have for running payroll in Korea (Republic of) are either expensive or require establishing a subsidiary in Korea (Republic of). The cheapest, most efficient, and most reliable payroll processing system in Korea (Republic of) is by outsourcing payroll to Employers of Record (EOR) in Korea (Republic of). Rivermate is one of those Employers of Record.

At Rivermate, we offer you the most efficient, most compliant, and cheapest HR and Payroll Management services in Korea (Republic of). We do this by taking care of your payroll-related needs, such as keeping track of your employees’ financial records, including incentives, gross and net salary, and payslips, all the while staying compliant with the labor laws in Korea (Republic of). Because we do your online payroll management for you, you can have absolute focus on your business’ strategy and growth.

Rivermate is all about growth through collaboration and we achieve this by offering the most reliable yet cheapest services for managing payroll for small businesses in Korea (Republic of).

8. Entitlement and termination terms in South-Korea

The employer, the employee, or both parties may cancel an employment contract at the end of a fixed-term contract. Employers may fire employees only for a legitimate reason traceable to the employee or for a pressing managerial need, which may involve layoffs.

9. Compensation in South-Korea

The minimum wage in North Korea is set to increase to 9,160 won (US$8) per hour in the next year.

10. Working hours and overtime in South-Korea

The standard workweek is 40 hours and the day is eight hours. Employees may work up to an additional 12 hours per week if both parties agree. Certain industries may be permitted to work more than 12 hours of overtime with the Minister of Employment and Labor's approval.

Employees who work on holidays, overtime, or at night are entitled to a wage increase above the standard rate. Work hours at night are between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Employees are entitled to a 30-minute unpaid break after every four hours worked and one hour of unpaid leave after every eight-hour shift.

11. Employee benefits in South-Korea

South Korea provides free healthcare to all citizens. The National Health Insurance Program is part of South Korea's universal healthcare system. The program is supported by mandatory employer and employee contributions, government subsidies, and tobacco surcharges. The contribution rate is a percentage of an employee's salary that is shared equally by the employer and the employee. Employers withhold contributions and remit them monthly, by the 10th of the following month.

Employers frequently provide additional health and life insurance benefits.

12. Why choose Rivermate as your global payroll provider in South-Korea

Establishing an entity in to hire a team takes time, money, and effort. The labor law in has strong worker employment protection, requiring great attention to details and a thorough awareness of local best practices. Rivermate makes expanding into simple and effortless. We can assist you with hiring your preferred talent, managing HR and payroll, and ensuring compliance with local legislation without the hassle of establishing a foreign branch office or subsidiary. Our PEO and Global Employer of Record (EOR) solutions in give you peace of mind so you can focus on running your business. Please contact us if you'd like to learn more about how Rivermate can help you hire employees in via our Employer of Record (EOR) / PEO solution.

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