Employing in Philippines
Hiring in the Philippines requires you to be aware of the local employment laws, benefits, payroll, and taxes. Below, are everything you need to know on how to successfully onboard talents from the Philippines.
As a general rule, employment in the Philippines does not require a formal or written contract. A consensual contract may be agreed upon by both parties with the exception of contractors and subcontractors which written contracts are required. Written contracts are generally written in English, however, the employer must provide a Filipino contract if the employee is a Filipino Citizen. This is to clarify points and agreements for the employee under the contract.
All contracts, consensual or written, must adhere to The Labor Code of the Philippines.
The probationary period for employees ranges from 1 - 6 months. The notice period before termination ranges from 14 - 30 days.
Public and Provincial Holidays
Allotted sick leaves in the Philippines depends according to the contract between employee and employer.