Employees in the Philippines

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Working Conditions

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.

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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 here.
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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