Employees in the Philippines
- Opening Hours
- Legal Weekly Duration
- 8 hours/day, 40 or 48 hours/week.
- Night Hours
- Between 10 pm and 6 am the next day.
- Working Rest Day
- One day of rest every seven consecutive days worked.
- Paid Annual Vacation
- 5 days of paid vacation a year after one year's work.
- Retirement Age
- Child Labor and Minimum Age For Employment
- Work is forbidden under 15 years of age, unless it is carried out in the family and does not interfere with school activities.
- Informal Labor Market
- The low official unemployment rate does not take into account the extent of under-employment and the informal sector.
The Cost of Labor
- Minimum Wage
- Varies depending on the region and the position occupied, between P200 (USD4) and P350 (USD7) a day.
- Average Wage
- The minimum wage is determined at the regional level by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board.
- Other Forms of Pay
- Pay For Overtime
- Overtime is paid 125% of the normal hourly rate.
- Pay For Rest Days Worked
- Work on a public holiday is paid 130% of the normal remuneration, or 150% if this holiday was supposed to be a rest day.
- Pay For Night Hours
- Hours of night work (between 10 pm and 6 am) must be paid at least 10% more than the normal rate.
- Pay For Overtime at Night
- Overtime at night is paid 110% of the hourly overtime rate.
Social Security Costs
- The Areas Covered
- Sickness, disability, maternity, retirement, death and funerals.
- Contributions Paid By the Employer: 5.6 %. Maximum 1 060 PHP/month. For further details, see
Contributions Paid By the Employee: 3.76 %. Maximum 500 PHP/month. For further details, see here.
- Competent Organization
Philippine Social Security System
Philippine Health Insurance Corporation
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