Restaurants, spas can fire unvaxxed staff, defer pay

Dona Z. Pazzibugan - Reporter 10/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Establishments that are allowed to offer dine-in or in-person services under the relaxed alert levels so long as their workers are vaccinated can withhold the salary of—or even fire—employees who are not vaccinated, Labor…

13th month pay can’t be deferred – Palace

Julie Aurelio 10/13/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — Even with businesses suffering losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers are still legally required to give workers their 13th month pay. Malacañang said on Monday, October 12, 2020, that the law on…

OFWs affected by global pandemic to receive P10K one-time financial aid from DOLE

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/08/2020

CEBU CITY—The overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) affected by the coronavirus 2019 pandemic will soon receive a one-time financial assistance of P10,000. “The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has already prepared the guidelines of the DOLE-AKAP (Abot…

Bello appeals to other big businesses to take care of their workers amid COVID-19 crisis

By Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III called on big businesses to join others who have taken care of their employees amid the national emergency brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak. “We are grateful to the…

Bello issues holiday pay advisory

Jovic Yee 10/29/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III reminded employers on Monday to give workers their proper wages as the country commemorates All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, which are both declared special nonworking holidays. In…

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