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Do You Get Paid Benefits or 13th-month on VirtualStaff.ph

The short answer: No, you are not entitled to 13th month if you get hired by an employer on VirtualStaff.ph 

The reason for this is that you’re not working for a Philippine-based company or employer.

Under the prevailing labor laws of the Philippines, the mandatory provision for the 13th-month pay is only applicable under an employer-employee relationship and to have an employer/employee relationship under the labor laws of the Philippines. The employer would have to be a Philippine-based company.

You are legally classified as an independent contractor when you get hired by an employer on VirtualStaff.ph. 

This means you’re not entitled to employee benefits. However, some employers might give you “bonuses” and “reimbursement” if you both agree to such a thing.

Do some employers pay 13th month on VirtualStaff.ph?

Yes and no. 

Employers can agree to pay you a bonus similar to what the 13th month would be. However, they are not legally obligated to do so, and there are no laws that would insist that they do.

The best thing to do is to request the 13th-month pay as a year-end bonus from your employer during the initial salary negotiation (job offer). Some employers might pay you this as a bonus or pay you something similar to the 13th month.