Hire, Pay and Manage Remote Teams in the Philippines

RecruitGo helps businesses of all sizes to legally hire, pay and manage remote employees in the Philippines. From recruitment to payroll management, we provide end-to-end support to ensure a smooth and successful hiring process.

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Hire employees in the Philippines without setting up a local entity

RecruitGo enables you to hire employees in the Philippines without the complexities of setting up a local entity. Focus on your business expansion while we handle legalities and ensure smooth HR processes.

Your Easy Guide for Hiring in the Philippines

Navigate the tabs below for in-depth insights to hiring in the Philippines. From minimum wage to tax implications, leave policies, and termination laws, we've got you covered. Simplify the complexities and make informed decisions with RecruitGo.

Minimum Wage Requirements

Minimum compensation standards vary by region in the Philippines. There is no standardized national minimum wage. The specific minimum wage is determined based on the region where the employer's company is registered.

For RecruitGo, which operates in the National Capital Region (NCR), the minimum monthly compensation is set at PHP 14,006.57.

Personal Income Tax Structure

Individual income tax in the Philippines follows a progressive rate system, ranging from 0% to 35%. The applicable tax rates are based on the gross annual income and may vary depending on factors such as household status and the number of dependents.

Gross Annual Income and the Tax Rate (%)

  • Up to PHP 250,000 Tax Rate is 0%
  • Up to PHP 400,000 Tax Rate is 20%
  • Up to PHP 2,000,000 Tax Rate is 30%
  • Up to PHP 8,000,000 Tax Rate is 30%
  • Up to PHP 800,000 Tax Rate is 25%
  • Above PHP 8,000,000 Tax Rate is 35%

Employer Expenses

The estimated employer cost in the Philippines is typically around 10.57% of the employee's salary. Contributions to the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) are capped at PHP 1,600 per month, while Social Security contributions are capped at PHP 2,880 per month.

  • Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth): 2%
  • Social Security: 8.57%
  • Home Development Fund (HDMF): PHP 100

Overtime Compensation & Maximum Hours

In the Philippines, regular working hours are set at 8 hours per day, totaling 40 hours per week, typically from Monday to Friday.

Overtime pay is required by law and cannot be included in the regular salary. Employees are entitled to the following rates for hours worked outside the standard schedule:

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

Maternity Leave

Expectant employees who have completed 90 consecutive days of work are eligible for 105 days of fully paid maternity leave. An extra 15 days of paid leave are granted for qualified solo parents. Of the total leave, 14 days must be taken before childbirth, while the remaining days can be taken after. During this period, the employee will receive 100% of their average salary, with Social Security handling the payments.

Additionally, the employee has the option to extend their leave for an additional 30 days without pay.

Paternity Leave

Employees are granted seven calendar days of fully paid paternity leave, to be taken after the birth of the child. During this period, the employee will receive 100% of their average salary, and the employer will cover the expenses.

Additionally, the employee has the option to extend their leave without pay.

Parental Leave

The Philippines does not have specific legislation for parental leave. However, employees may be eligible for maternity leave and paternity leave. Single parents can also avail benefits under the Solo Parent Policy.

Sick Leave

In the Philippines, sick leave is not provided separately from vacation allowance (PTO). Employees are required to submit sick leave requests through the RecruitGo.

If an employee exhausts their vacation days and requires additional time off due to illness, it will be considered unpaid leave. Eligible employees may be entitled to reimbursement through the Social Security System (SSS)'s sickness benefit, which provides a portion of their regular pay, similar to maternity benefits.

Employee Termination Procedures

Terminating an employee in the Philippines requires adherence to specific regulations and employment terms. The employer takes charge of the off-boarding process in collaboration with key stakeholders, which may involve additional fees and specific procedures based on the termination circumstances.

Termination can be carried out for authorized causes in accordance with the Labor Code, and written notice must be provided by the employer.

Notice Requirement

Employers in the Philippines are required to provide a minimum notice period of 30 days to employees. The notice period can be extended based on the employer's discretion and specific circumstances.

Severance for Employees

Severance pay is determined based on the cause of termination and ranges from 0.5 to 1 month's wages per year of employment.

  • Fair dismissal: 30 days of salary per year of service up to 12 months of compensation.
  • Reduction from the employer: 15 days of salary per year of service up to 12 months of compensation.
RecruitGo implements a Severance Accrual to protect against financial risks associated with terminations. Our calculation aligns with local regulations and best practices. Unused amounts are returned if the employee resigns or is not eligible for severance.

Paid Time Off

Full-time employees enjoy 5 days of annual paid time off (PTO). PTO accrues at a rate of 0.42 days per month after completing 12 months of work. Unused holidays can be compensated at the end of the year.

Part-time employees do not have leave entitlements.

Public Holidays

The Philippines celebrates both 18 national and 3 regional holidays based on the location of the employee. There are an additional 8 special holidays that are non-working days.

National public holidays include:

  • New Year's Day
  • Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor)
  • Maundy Thursday- Good Friday
  • Independence Day
  • National Heroes Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Bonifacio Day
  • Rizal Day
Special Non Working Days:
  • EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary
  • Black Saturday
  • Ninoy Aquino Day
  • All Saints' Day
  • All Souls' Day
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
  • Last Day of the Year


Our streamlined onboarding process is completed within 3 business days.

To ensure a smooth start, employees are required to submit all necessary documents before their designated start date. Mandatory document submission is not allowed after the start date, while optional documents can be submitted later. Our team will handle the enrollment of employees with SSS (Social Security System) and PHIL Health before their start date.

Employment Contract Details

Our employment contracts are available in English and can be bilingual upon request. They are written documents that require signatures from both parties.

Key elements included in our contracts are:

  • Full Name of the employee
  • Start date of employment
  • Duration of the employment
  • Detailed job description
  • Termination conditions and provisions

Probation Period

While probation periods are not compulsory, we offer a standard probation period of 90 days with a maximum duration of 180 days (six months). Please note that fixed-term contracts do not include probation periods

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What to expect when working with RecruitGo

Simplify your operations, expand into new markets, and achieve your growth goals with ease. Embrace the future of work and unlock success with RecruitGo as your trusted partner.

Employer of Record (EOR) Service

RecruitGo acts as your Employer of Record in the Philippines, eliminating the need for you to set up and manage an overseas legal entity. We take care of all legal employment responsibilities, ensuring compliance with local regulations and seamless HR processes, allowing you to concentrate on business growth.

Simplify Your Payroll with RecruitGo's Consolidated Solutions

At RecruitGo, we take the stress out of payroll management, ensuring your employees receive their salaries on time and in compliance with local regulations. Our expert team delivers fast and accurate processing, calculating salaries, overtime, benefits, and employment taxes with precision.

Let Our Experts Handle Compliance Risks for You

Experience dedicated support of our compliance experts who can assist you with everything around smooth employment. From employment contracts to taxes and benefits, everything’s covered under RecruitGo


How does working with RecruitGo look like?

In a nutshell, we hire, pay, and manage employees on your behalf. The process is as simple:


Consultation: Schedule a consultation with our team to discuss your hiring and workforce management needs. We will understand your requirements and provide tailored solutions.


Proposal: Receive a proposal outlining the services we can offer, including Employer of Record, Payroll, Compliance, and more. Our proposal will be customized to meet your specific business objectives.


Onboarding: Once you choose RecruitGo as your partner, we will guide you through the onboarding process. We'll handle all the paperwork and legal formalities, making the setup seamless and efficient.


Talent Acquisition: Our expert recruiters will start sourcing the best talent for your positions. We have a vast network and access to a diverse pool of skilled professionals.


Employee Management: As your Employer of Record, we take care of all HR-related tasks, from employee contracts to payroll processing and benefits administration.


Compliance and Regulations: Stay compliant with local laws and regulations. We will handle all employment-related compliance matters, ensuring your peace of mind.


Payroll Management: Leave the complexities of payroll processing to us. We ensure accurate and timely salary payments for your employees.


Support and Growth: Our dedicated team provides ongoing support, addressing any HR-related queries and ensuring your workforce's success and growth.

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Leverage our expertise to design a tailored benefits program that meets the needs of your international workforce and complies with local laws and regulations.

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People-Driven Approach:

With a focus on employee well-being, our solutions foster a culture of appreciation and support, boosting morale, and enhancing retention rates.

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Simplified Administration:

Our expert service streamlines the benefits administration process, making it easy for you to manage your global benefits strategy efficiently.

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What roles can we help you to hire for

We help you find a diverse range of talent from the Philippines to cater to your specific hiring needs. Whether you require software developers, hospitality staff, app developers, CSRs, digital marketers, or civil engineers, let us assist you in building a strong and capable team.

Software Developers

We specialize in providing top-notch software developers for various industries in the Philippines. We have a proven track record of success in finding the right candidate for our clients and have been providing software development services for over a decade.

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Hospitality Staff

We understand the importance of providing quality hospitality staff for the success of any hospitality business. We have a wide network of experienced and qualified hospitality professionals who are ready to join your organization.

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App Developer

Need an app that stands out? Our experienced app developers have the expertise to bring your ideas to life. From concept to deployment, we create innovative and user-friendly applications that drive engagement and success.

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Customer Service Representatives

Deliver exceptional customer experiences with our dedicated customer service representatives. Our team is trained to provide top-notch support and ensure customer satisfaction, helping you build strong relationships with your clients.

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Digital Marketer

Maximize your online presence and drive results with our expert digital marketers. From strategy development to campaign execution, we have the knowledge and skills to help you reach your target audience effectively.

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Civil Engineers

Our team of experts is dedicated to finding the right candidate for your organization and ensuring that your infrastructure needs are met. We have a proven track record of success in finding the right civil engineer for our clients and have a wide network of experienced and qualified civil engineers.

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I would recommend RecruitGo on my behalf due to the excellent job you have done in managing Bridges llc account for RecruitGo. You are certainly welcome Emma! Great service overall!

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Otsuka Chemical

The company is very professional. RecruitGo always gives good advice and solutions to our problems.

Vipinkumar Ramakrishnan

Really a great partner to work with. Sharp on timelines quick responses, I'm very much happy with the Philippines team - America, Jilian, Gabe - for the continuous support.

Francois Myburgh

As always, we love working with RecruitGo!

David Catindoy

RecruitGo team is such a pleasure to work with. They understand what we need as a business and provided us recommendations that are tailored to our needs. I really appreciate the effort that the team has put in to go above and beyond to nurture the relationship and meet certain demands of our business. I highly recommend RecruitGo and it's really nice to have a partner that you can rely on.

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