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Welcome to Philippines!

Looking to conquer the world of business without getting tangled up in international employment complexities? We got this.

No cultural barrier or legal obstacle will stand in your way with us in your corner. We tailor our services to fit your unique needs so you shine no matter where you operate in the world.

Why You're Here!

Creating a worldwide workforce is a continuous process that extends beyond a contract.

TCWGlobal surpasses the typical employer of record (EOR) by ensuring that your team receives personalized attention, ranging from smooth payrolling management to customized benefits based on your specific needs and location.

  • Hire compliantly in 150 countries
  • Provide customized service and benefits
  • Remove the risk from your organization
Worker Classifications

A select set of employees (e.g. government, managerial, personal service providers, etc.) are exempt from working hour regulations.

Fixed-Term Contracts

Fixed-term contracts are permitted but are not common in the Philippines. They should be used only for highly educated Workers or highly technical positions.

Probationary Periods

Probationary periods are allowed for up to six months.


Workers in the Philippines recognize 12 paid public holidays. Work performed on a public holiday is payable at 200%. There are three special holidays (Benigno S. Aquino Jr. Day, All Saints Day, and the last day of the year) which are unpaid holidays. If work is performed on a special holiday, it is payable at 130%.


Workers are entitled to service incentive leave (see "Unique Country Nuances") which can be used for vacation or sick leave. Many employers elect to voluntarily offer 15 days of paid vacation annually.

Sick Leave

Workers are entitled to service incentive leave (see "Unique Country Nuances") which can be used for vacation or sick leave. Workers that have paid three months of social security contributions in the preceding year and are ill for more than three days are entitled to 90% of wages, to be paid by the employer subject to reimbursable from the government.

Working Hours

A standard workday is 8 hours per day with a 60-minute lunch break. Nightwork (10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.) must be paid at a premium of 110%. A full 24 hours of rest must be provided after each six consecutive days of work. Work on a rest day must be paid at 130%.


Any hours worked over the standard workday are considered overtime, payable at 125%.

Mandatory Bonuses

Most Workers are entitled to a 13th-month bonus equal to one month's salary payable in December each year.


Except in cases of serious misconduct or fraud, termination requires just cause, adequate notice generally of at least 30 days, and proper procedure including a hearing. Depending on the reason for termination, severance may also be due. Wrongfully dismissed Workers may be entitled to reinstatement, among other remedies. 


Workers may resign for any reason by providing one month's written notice.

Other End of Employment Rules

If the termination is for an "authorized cause" such as redundancy or business closure, Workers are entitled to severance.

Unique Country Nuances

Every Worker is entitled to five days of paid service incentive leave after one year of service, which can be used for vacation or injury/illness. If not used by the end of the year, it should be paid to the Worker in cash.

Mandatory Employer Costs

Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF): a national savings program that also offers shelter financing to its members. Social Security, Social Security Mandatory Provident Fund (SSS MPF): protects its members and beneficiaries too. Members can avail of sickness, maternity, loan, retirement/pension, disability, funeral and death benefits. Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC): provides Filipinos with financial assistance and access to affordable health services.

How an EOR Can Help You Win Fast

TCWGlobal stands unmatched as the leading employer of record service provider. Our global reach, expertise in diverse industries, and commitment to client satisfaction makes us the best choice. Looking for a global employer of record or international payrolling partner that will work with you and not for you? Trust TCWGlobal. We are here for you.

Common Pitfalls in Choosing an EOR

When choosing an Employer of Record (EOR) service, people often make mistakes such as overlooking compliance, global reach, technology integration, company experience, and fee transparency. Watch this video to see what to consider when picking an EOR. 

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