The contract must be presented to POLO, and should contain the following provisions:
a. Complete name and address of the employer/company;
b. Position and jobsite of the Overseas Filipino Worker;
c. Basic monthly salary, including benefits and allowances and mode of payment. The salary shall not be lower than the prescribed minimum wage in the host country or the in the signed collective bargain agreements, as applicable.
d. Food and accommodation or the monetary equivalent which shall be commensurate to the cost of living in the host country, or off-setting benefits;
e. Commencement and duration of contract;
f. Free transportation from and back to the point of hire, or off-setting benefits, and free inland transportation at the jobsite or off-setting benefits;
g. Regular work hours and day off;
h. Overtime pay for services rendered beyond the regular working hours, rest days and holidays;
i. Vacation leave and sick leave for every year of service;
j. Free emergency medical and dental treatment;
k. Just/valid/authorized causes for termination of the contract or of the services of the workers, taking into consideration the customs, traditions, norms, mores, practices, company policies and the labor laws and social legislations of the host country;
l. Settlement of disputes;
m. Repatriation of worker in case of imminent danger due to war, calamity, and other analogous circumstances, at the expense of employer; and
n. In case of worker’s death/repatriation of Overseas Filipino Workers human remains and personal belongings, at the expense of the employer.
The Employer may use the prescribed POEA contract if they do not have their own template, provided, that it will include the above mentioned provisions, and is not contrary to the laws of the Philippines and the host country.
It is prohibited for the Employer to substitute the verified contract, or have the worker sign another employment contract without the authorization of POLO or POEA.