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Hire employees in


without setting up an entity

Usually, to hire in


, your business needs to set up an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary and an account with a local bank. This, plus navigating regional payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.


also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to penalties. Deel lets you can hire employees in


quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.

We partner with local lawyers to ensure you’re compliant

With labor law experts in 150 countries, you can pick from a library of localized contracts to legally onboard your international team in minutes.

We’ll make sure your team get the best benefits

Deel allows you to legally hire and provide benefits for employees in


within minutes.
All in one manageable online dashboard.

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Quick Overview

Currency: Philippine Peso (PHP)

Capital: Manila

Official language: Tagalog & Multiple others

Payroll Cycle: Monthly

Statutory Holidays

Paid Time Off

In Philippines, employees are entitled to 5 days of paid holiday a year. These days can be taken as a holiday or sick leave. In case holidays are not used by the end of the year, employees can receive money in payment of lieu.

Public Holidays

Public Holidays highly varies and usually there are 21 Holidays among which you will find:

  • New Year's Day
  • Bonifacio Day
  • Good Friday
  • Labor Day
  • Independence Day
  • Christmas Day

General Taxation

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax depends on many variables, such as marital status, level of income, etc. The average ranges up to 35%

Employer Tax

13.2% of employee salary

Additional information

Employment Contract Details

Contracts can be oral or written, and they must comply with all local laws and regulations detailed in the Labor Code.

Probation Period

Not mandatory. However, it cannot exceed 3 months.

Minimum Wage Requirements

The Minimum wage is PHP 537 per day.

Maximum working hours and overtime

Maximum working time is generally 8 hours per day over a 6-day period. Anything over that period must be compensated as overtime pay, that varies according to the number of hours and/or holidays the employee worked.

Bonus and expense payments

A 13th month bonus is required and a Christmas 14th month bonus is common practice. Employees are entitled to receive the 13th month salary provided they accrued 1 year of employment.

Parental Leave

  • Maternity Leave: the Labor Code grants up to 105 days of paid maternity leave, plus an additional 2 weeks if the employee is a single parent.
  • Paternity Leave: employees are entitled to 7 days of paid paternity leave.

Sick Leave

Employees are not entitled to sick leave. But in practice, employers grant it through voluntary company policies or collective bargaining agreements.

Termination requirements for employees in


An employee may be terminated just for authorized causes as per Labor Code, for any serious violation of company rules and regulations, further infractions, or violations of the Code of Conduct. 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.

Notice Period

In the Philippines, the minimum required notice period for both the employer and the employee is 1 month's notice.

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The Deel platform has been super effective for my team and I and has enabled us to bring on workers globally. The platform allows us to onboard individuals seamlessly and with no issues at all. Highly recommend.

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