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What are the standard working hours in the Philippines?

The standard working hours in the Philippines is between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm local time. 

What are the standard working days in the Philippines?

The standard working days in the Philippines are Monday through Friday.

How many hours can you work per week in the Philippines?

Normal full-time workers will work 40 hours per week in the Philippines. 

How many hours is part-time work in the Philippines?

In the Philippines, there is no specific fixed number of hours that universally defines part-time work. Typically, 30 hours or less will be considered part-time work in the Philippines. 

How many hours is overtime in the Philippines?

Any hours worked more than 40 hours in a week is considered overtime in the Philippines.

Is it illegal to work on the weekend in the Philippines?

No, it is not illegal to work on the weekend in the Philippines. Working on weekends is a common practice in various sectors, including retail, hospitality, healthcare, transportation, and others.

Does the Philippines have a four-day work?

No, the Philippines does not have a 4 day work week. The work week in the Philippines is 5 days. 

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Yes, there is a maximum amount of overtime that can be worked annually in the Philippines. According to the Philippine labor laws, the total number of overtime hours that an employee can work in a year is limited to 250 hours.

On a working day: minimum 125% salary.

On rest day (weekend): minimum 130% salary.

On special non-working day: minimum 150% salary.

On regular holiday: minimum 200% salary.

Night working: there is a mandatory “night shift differential” to pay a minimum of 10% additional salary for each hour worked between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am.

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