Hire contractors in South Korea

Hiring contractors in South Korea? Rippling can help you onboard and pay South Korean 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 South Korea—while staying compliant with local laws. 

Avg Time to Hiring

Less than 5 minutes



Time Zone

GMT+9 (Seoul)

Ready to hire a contractor in South Korea?

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

at a glance

Hiring contractors in South Korea can be a rollercoaster

Hiring South Korean contractors can be daunting if you aren’t familiar with the country’s labor laws. You have to monitor compliance with the Labor Standards Act, fulfill National Tax Service requirements, and ensure you pay freelancers within 30 days of them filing an invoice. With Rippling, you can grow your global team quickly and compliantly. 

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Worry-free Compliance

Avoid misclassifying contractors in South Korea

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

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Support your South Korean contractors right out of the box with Rippling

Simplified Onboarding

Onboard contractors in South Korea in 90 seconds

Rippling makes it easy to onboard South Korean 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 to employees

As your business grows, your workforce needs change. You can easily transition a contractor to an employee in minutes while preserving any historical data via Rippling EOR. Through the transition, you'll retain historical documents and payroll data, and the contractor can retain their email and systems access.


Set up and manage your South Korean 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 South Korean contractors in KRW

Easily pay contractors in your currency or KRW. And if you need to pay someone off-cycle for a late invoice? You can do that in minutes. 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.