Guide to hiring employees in the Philippines

Guide to hiring employees in the Philippines

Complete guide to hiring employees in the Philippines. From taxation to salary standards, here's everything you need to know about having employees in the Philippines.

Parental leave

Maternity leave

All full-time female employees are entitled to up to 105 days of paid maternity leave as per the laws of the Philippines. An employee who qualifies as a solo parent will be granted an additional 15 days of maternity leave.  The period of maternity leave shall be inclusive of any holiday(s) that fall within the period of maternity leave. Maternity leave is available to eligible Philippines-based employees regardless of nationality or marital status.

Paternity leave

Male employees are entitled to seven days of parental leave as long as the following conditions are met:

  • The male employee is married
  • Paternity leave is given only for the first four children

Solo parental leave

Benefits are given to employees left alone with the responsibility of parenthood. The benefit applies to all solo parents. The benefit consists of seven working days of leave credits with full pay. The employee is required to obtain a Solo Parental ID from the DSWD.

Magna Carta for women leave

If a woman has had a complicated delivery requiring surgery, they are entitled to two months of additional time off.