Hire employees in

the Philippines, hassle-free

Hire employees in the Philippines, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in the Philippines. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

The average onboarding time frame in the Philippines is 3 days with Deel.

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Currency

Philippine Peso - PHP

Capital

Manila

Official Language

Filipino & English

Payroll Cycle

Monthly

Hire employees in the Philippines. No entity needed.

Usually, to hire in the Philippines, your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.

the Philippines also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in the Philippines quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.

All the necessary benefits for the Philippines
built right in

Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in the Philippines within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.

  • Pension Fund
  • Public Health Insurance
  • Private Healthcare - Unisure (optional)

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Minimum Wage Requirements

In the Philippines, the applicable minimum wage is set by region. There is no national minimum wage. Applicable minimum wage is determined by the region the employer's company is incorporated.

For Deel, which is incorporated in the National Capital Region (NCR), the minimum salary is PHP 14,006.57 per month.

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax ranges from 0% to 35%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates. Multiple additional factors may impact overall rates such as the household status and the number of children.

Gross Annual Income Tax Rate (%)
Up to PHP 250,000 0%
Up to PHP 400,000 20%
Up to PHP 800,000 25%
Up to PHP 2,000,000 30%
Up to PHP 8,000,000 30%
Over PHP 8,000,000 35%

Employer Cost

The employer cost is generally estimated at 10% of the employee salary.

  • Public Health Insurance - 1.50%
  • Pension Fund - 0.71%
  • Social Security - 8.57%

Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours

Standard working hours are 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. The standard workweek is from Monday to Friday.

Overtime payment is mandatory and can’t be included in the salary. Hours outside of standard work hours are considered overtime. For additional hours, employees are paid:

  • 125% of the hourly rate on working days
  • 130% of the hourly rate on holidays

Maternity Leave

Pregnant employees, who have worked for 90 consecutive days are entitled to 105 days of paid leave. An additional 15 days of paid leave will be granted if the employee qualifies as a solo parent. 14 days must be taken before the child's birth. The remaining days should be taken after the child is born. The employee will receive 100% of their average salary during this period, and Social Security will be responsible for this pay.

The employee can extend leave an additional 30 days unpaid.

Paternity Leave

Employees are entitled to seven calendar days of paid paternity leave that must be taken after the child's birth. The employee will receive 100% of their average salary during this period, and the employer will be responsible for this pay.

The employee can extend leave unpaid.

Parental Leave

In the Philippines, no law covers parental leave. However, employees may be entitled to maternity leave and paternity leave. Additionally, single parents can apply to the Solo Parent Policy.

Sick Leave

By law, employees are not entitled to sick leave (outside of PTO leave).

Termination Requirements

An employee may be terminated for authorized causes as per the Labor Code. The employer must give written notice of the termination.

Notice Period

The minimum notice period is 30 days and it can be increased at the employer's discretion.

Severance for Employees

Severance Pay will be defined according to the cause of termination and ranges from 0.5 months to 1 month's wages for each year of employment.

  • Fair dismissal: 30 days of salary per year of service up to 12 months based compensation.
  • Reduction from the employer: 15 days of salary per year of service up to 12 months based compensation.

Paid Time Off

Full-time employees are entitled to 5 days of paid time off (PTO) a year. PTO accrues monthly at 0.42 days per month after 12 months of work. If holidays are not used by the end of the year, employees can receive a payment.

Part-time employees are not entitled to leave.

Public Holidays

The Philippines celebrates both 18 national and 3 regional holidays based on the location of the employee. Only nine holidays are non-working days.

National public holidays include:

  1. New Year's Day
  2. Chinese New Year
  3. People Power Revolution
  4. Maundy Thursday
  5. Good Friday
  6. Black Saturday
  7. The day of Valor
  8. Labor Day
  9. Eid’L Fitr
  10. Independence Day
  11. Eidul Adha
  12. Ninoy Aquino Day
  13. National Hero’s Day
  14. All Saints’ Day
  15. Bonifacio Day
  16. Immaculate Conception Day
  17. Christmas Day
  18. Rizal Day

Onboarding

Onboarding takes 3 business days

The employee will have to submit and provide the documents required before the start date. It's not optional to submit mandatory documents afterward, only optional documents. Before the start date, the employee will be enrolled by the accountants to SSS (Social Security System) and to PHIL Health.

Employment Contract Details

Contracts must be in English and can be bilingual. They must be in writing and signed by both parties.

A contract must include:

  • Name
  • Start date
  • Length of the employment
  • Job description
  • Termination conditions

Probation Period

Probation periods are not mandatory. The standard probation period is 90 days and the maximum probation period is 180 days (six months).
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With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in the Philippines. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing
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