Hire contractors in Malaysia

Hiring contractors in Malaysia? Rippling can help you onboard and pay Malaysian contractors in a single system. In just a few clicks, you can localize onboarding, provision IT and app access, and run payroll for your contractors in Malaysia—while staying compliant with local laws. 

Avg Time to Hiring

Less than 5 minutes



Time Zone

GMT-8 (Kuala Lumpur)

Ready to hire a contractor in Malaysia?

Book a 30-minute demo to see how Rippling can help you hire and onboard a contractor in Malaysia in under 90 seconds.

at a glance

Hiring contractors in Malaysia can be a rollercoaster

While Malaysia is home to a booming population of talented freelancers, hiring contractors there can be tough if you don’t know your way around Malaysian labor laws. First, you need to make sure you’re classifying your workers correctly—usually by determining whether they have a contract for services or a contract of services. Then, you may still need to submit tax forms on their behalf, depending on where you’re based—even though they’re responsible for filing and paying their own taxes. But with Rippling, you can expand your global team quickly and compliantly.

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Worry-free Compliance

Avoid misclassifying contractors in Malaysia

Rippling can help you avoid costly misclassification mistakes. Worried that your Malaysian contractors are misclassified? Try our free classification assessment to find out.

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Support your Malaysian contractors right out of the box with Rippling

Simplified Onboarding

Onboard contractors in Malaysia in 90 seconds

Rippling makes it easy to onboard Malaysian contractors. Send out contracts in minutes. In a single onboarding flow, contractors can sign agreements, submit required payroll and KYC information, and even set up their email account or apps—all in a few minutes from their phone.

Global Workforce Management

Seamlessly transition contractors between countries

In the digital nomad era, give your contractors the flexibility to work from anywhere. With Rippling, you can easily transition a contractor from one country to another, without needing to terminate and re-hire them.


Set up and manage your Malaysian contractors’ IT needs

Give contractors access to apps like Google Workspace and Slack with a few clicks—and remove it just as easily at the end of their contracts. You can increase security by enforcing multi-factor authentication and even set up workflows to automatically alert you of any suspicious login activity.

Contractor Compensation

Easily pay contractors in Malaysia

Process contractor payroll in minutes. Need to pay someone off-cycle for a late invoice? No worries. Contractor payments are tied to invoices and integrated time-tracking, saving you manual data entry in pay runs and creating a papertrail to protect against misclassification risk.