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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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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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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