Country Payroll Guide Brunei Darussalam

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Key Facts

Bandar Seri Begawan
Brunei dollar (BND)



TAP - 5%
SCP - 3.5%
Total Employment Cost
Total Employment Cost - 8.5%


TAP - 5%
SCP - 3.5%
Total Employee Cost
Total Employee Cost - 8.5%

Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage

No national minimum wage.


Payroll Cycle
13th Salary

13th month salary is not mandatory.

Working Hours

General Working Hours

44 hours per week.


Overtime has to be paid if the employee is required to work beyond his contractual hours of work. Payment for overtime work must be paid within 14 days after the last day of the salary period. The rate of payment is 1.5 times the hourly basic rate of pay.


Paid Time Off
  • First year of service – seven days
  • Second year of service – eight days
  • Third year of service – nine days
  • Fourth year of service – 10 days
  • Fifth year of service – 11 days
  • Sixth year of service – 12 days
  • Seventh year of service – 13 days
  • Eighth year of service or more – 14 days
Public Holidays

13 public holidays

Sick Days

Employees are entitled to 14 days outpatient sick leave per year and 60 days hospitalization leave (this includes the 14 days outpatient sick leave). The following conditions must be met to avail of sick leave: have worked for six months or more, have a doctor’s certificate from an approved doctor, have informed the employer within 48 hours.

Maternity Leave

Nine weeks.

Paternity Leave


Parental Leave



Termination Process

A termination of contract may occur when:

The work specified in the contract has been completed or when a date specified in the contract for the expiry of the contract has been reached.

Either party has decided to end the contract with appropriate notice in accordance with terms of the contract.

There has been a breach of contract and the other party wishes to terminate the contract.

Notice Period

Notice periods start at one day, rising to one week after six months of service, two weeks after two years, and four weeks after five years.

Severance Pay

No regulatory requirement.

Probation Period

May not exceed 90 days.


Employment Visa

Brunei offers a range of work permits and visas for various purposes.

The Business Visitor Visa (BVV) is a short-term pass for conducting business matters within the country.

For long-term work and more extensive projects, individuals need a foreign worker license — Lesen Pekerja Asing (LPA) — and an employment pass.