Guidelines on the Application for SSS Unemployment Benefit for Involuntarily Separated Employees

For almost a year, the Philippine Social Security System has been offering its own version of Unemployment Benefit to eligible contributors that have been terminated involuntarily from employment. Now, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are inquiring into this contribution-based benefit in the hopes of getting some payment to help with their bills. …

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Temporary Suspension and Lay-off Period Not Changed by DO 174

Recently, I have witnessed a lot of articles and information given as advice that states that the Period of Temporary Suspension under the Labor Code of the Philippines has changed to be just three (3) months. This is wholly incorrect, and anyone advising the public and clients of this is giving bad advice. I can …

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DOLE Issues Guidelines on the Payment of Final Pay and Issuance of Certificate of Employment

With so many people being laid off from work, both temporary and permanent, there are thousands of people questioning their rights for their final pay and Certificate of Employment (CoE). For all those that are being terminated, retrenched, or made redundant, knowing the rules on how to get your Final Pay and CoE are important. …

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Is a Probationary Employee eligible for Redundancy or Retrenchment Separation Pay?

The Labor Code says that an employee is entitled to Separation Pay. But does that apply to probationary employees? Both probationary and regular employees have the same rights when it comes to redundancy and retrenchment. Both are entitled to a 30-day notice period. And whether they are probationary or regular, both should be part of …

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