SBWS ADVISORY MISTAKES: How the DoF, SSS, and BIR Have Got It Wrong

There has been a lot of discussion lately on the validity of the Small Business Wage Subsidy refund requirements, supposedly issued under JMC 001-2020. For many, the guidelines shown in PowerPoint slides on the various websites of the BIR, DoF, and SSS have been a major cause for confusion. And rightly so, since the guidelines …

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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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ARE YOU GETTING ALL OF YOUR TIPS FROM CUSTOMERS IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY?

Service Charge Law in the Philippines: The Implementing Rules and Regulations. This is what your employers should know! On 7 August 2019, Republic Act No. 11360 was signed by President Duterte. The Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 11360 were then signed on 19 November 2019. This is the new Service Charge Law …

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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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