Listed below is a summary of the mandatory benefits and provisions for employees in the Philippines under the Labor Code and special laws:

1. Minimum wage = P537.00 per day (in NCR) as of 22 November 2018

2.  13th month pay (after 1 month of service) = 1/12 of the total basic salary earned by an employee within a calendar year

3.  Overtime pay= 25% premium on hourly rate

4.  Night shift differential if work between 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM =  10% premium on hourly rate

5.  Special Non-Working day = 30% premium if worked

6.  Regular holiday pay= 100% premium if worked, paid if unworked

7. Service Incentive Leave = 5 days paid leave for every year of service

8.  Maternity Leave = daily maternity benefit equivalent to one hundred percent (100%) of her average salary credit for sixty (60) days or seventy-eight (78) days

9. Paternity leave = 7 days leave with pay (married only)

10.  Parental leave for solo parents= 7 days leave with pay for every year of service

11.  Leave for victims of Republic Act 9262 or Anti-Violence Against Women Law = 10 days leave with pay

12.  Special Leave for Women= Two months leave with pay for women who underwent surgery due to gynecological disorders

13. Social Security System contribution (based on salary)

14.  Pag-ibig contribution (based on salary)

15. Philhealth contribution (based on salary)

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