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Notice To Explain

Notice To Explain is a letter from the employer to the employee as a notice to require the employee to provide an explanation for...
Constructive Dismissal in the Philippines

Constructive Dismissal in the Philippines

Constructive Dismissal In a constructive dismissal, the employee resigned involuntarily due to unbearable working conditions created by the employer. And since the resignation is involuntary,...
Labor law of the Philippines

Labor Law and the Labor Code of the Philippines

The most basic requirement of being a HR professional is to be in compliance with the labor law of the Philippines. However, there may...
project based employment in the Philippines

Project Based Employment in the Philippines

Article 280 of the labor code and the jurisprudence of the Philippines contemplates 5 types of employment. Project based employment is one of them. Click...
Philippine Salary Grade

Philippine Salary Grade – The Salary Standardization Law IV (SSL IV)

The public service faces the same challenges of attracting and retaining good employees as the private sector. In order to be able to compete...
Due Process

Due Process for Termination of Employment in the Philippines

In this article, I will be referring to procedural due process simply as due process. This is to help human resources practitioners to understand...
Types of Employment in the Philippines

Types of Employment in the Philippines

Do you know how many types of employment are there in the Philippines? Other than probationary and regular employment, there are also other types...
Overtime Pay

Overtime Pay in the Philippines

The term ‘overtime’ has been commonly used for work done beyond the normal working hours. However, how exactly does the Labor Code of the...
Rest Day in the Philippines

Rest Day Pay in the Philippines

Every employee is entitled to at least 1 rest day after every 6 consecutive normal work days. However, there may be times when you are...
Special Holiday Pay

Special Non Working Holiday Pay

There are 2 types of holidays in the Philippines, regular holidays and special non-working days. This article will you to understand more about the special non-working day: ...
Authorized Causes of Termination

Authorized Causes of Termination

The Labor Code of the Philippines has established the authorized causes for termination under Article 298 (previously article 283) and Article 299 (previously article...
13th Month Pay

13th Month Pay Law and Computation

Section 1 of Presidential Decree No. 851 is modified by Memorandum Order No. 28, s. 1986 to the extent that all employers are hereby...
Night Differential Pay Rate

Night Differential Rate and Computation of Night Differential Pay

Night Differential or Night Shift Differential (NSD) is an additional compensation provided to workers who worked during the night. This additional pay is also...
Quitclaim Deed

Quitclaim and Final Pay

An employee is usually required to sign a quitclaim deed and discharge the company of any liability upon receipt of the final pay (including the...
Separation Pay

Separation Pay in the Philippines

An employee who is terminated for an authorized cause is entitled to separation pay of at least 1 month pay. It is a form...
Special Leave Benefits for Women

The Magna Carta of Women – Special Leave Benefits for Women

What are the Special Leave Benefits for Women The special leave benefits for women are mandated under Republic Act No. 9710, also known as ‘The...
Solo Parent Leave

Solo Parent Leave in the Philippines

An employee who is assuming sole responsibility for parenthood may be entitled to parental leave or more commonly known as solo parent leave. Solo Parent...
Paternity Leave Act of 1996 Philippines

Paternity Leave Act of 1996 in the Philippines

Under Republic Act No. 8187 also known as the ‘Paternity Leave Act of 1996’, a male employee is entitled to 7 days of leave for...
Maternity Leave Policy and SSS Maternity Benefit

Maternity Leave Policy and SSS Maternity Benefit

While Article 131 (previously article 133) of the Labor Code of the Philippines provides for maternity leave benefit, it has since been integrated with...
Absence Without Official Leave AWOL

Absent Without Official Leave (AWOL)

AWOL is the abbreviation for absent without official leave. It refers to the absence of an employee without seeking prior approval before the day...
Service Incentive Leave

Service Incentive Leave (SIL) and Vacation Leave Regulations and Computation

Service incentive leave is a leave benefit covered in Article 95 of the Labor Code of the Philippines. However, most people know it as...
Income Tax Refund in the Philippines

What is Income Tax Refund and how to compute your Tax Refund in the...

Income tax refund refers to the return of excess taxes withheld from the employees. This situation may occur when the total amount of withheld...
Withholding Tax Computation

Computation of Withholding Tax in the Philippines

In the Philippines, employers act as the withholding agent for the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). So employers are required to compute, deduct and...
Income Tax and Withholding Tax Philippines

Personal Income Tax and Withholding Tax on compensation

Employers are required to act as withholding agents to ensure that their employees' pay the right amount of income tax every year. Failure to do...
Probationary Employment

Understanding Probationary Employment Contract & Extension Of Probation Period

The Labor Code limits the duration of the Probation Period to 6 months, however, Extension of such period is possible for the Benefit of the Employee.
Leave Benefits in Philippines

Overview of Leave Benefits in the Philippines

Surprisingly (or not), not all of the employee's leave benefits can be found in the Labor Code of the Philippines. Find out all of them here.
Employment Contract, Employer Employee Relationship

Employment Contract, Employer Employee Relationship

Contrary to popular belief, the employment contract is not the sole indicator of an employer-employee relationship. So how do you distinguish between independent contractors and employees?
Regularization of Employee

Regularization of Employee

Regularization is used to describe the process of becoming a regular employee. It means that the employee qualifies for the permanent position in the...
Working Hours Philippines

Working Hours in the Philippines

Are you paid for your meal period? Does your job require you to travel? Or maybe waiting is part of your job? Find out how to determine working hours.