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HR Highlights: August 2017

Here are the top news, events, and announcements that shaped and steered the HR industry and labor in the Philippines in August 2017. DOLE announces pay rules for 2018 holidays The Department of Labor of Employment (DOLE) published last August 10 the prescribed computation of wages for 2018 holidays. Labor Advisory No. 10, s. 2017 or the “Payment of Wages for the Regular and Special (Non-Working) Holidays for the Year 2018” is set to guide private sector employers in determining how [...]

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Congress Passes Compressed Workweek Bill. Here’s What It Adds to the Labor Code

Last week, the House of Representatives approved on final reading House Bill 6152 – a bill that allows companies to opt for a 4-day or compressed workweek. Under this setup, employees can work beyond 8 hours a day in exchange for up to 3 rest days per week. nike air max 1 pas cher House Bill 6152 amends Articles 83, 87, and 91 of the Labor Code of the Philippines. new balance femme It adds rules and conditions [...]

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HR Highlights: September 2017

Here are the top news, events, and announcements that shaped and steered the HR industry and labor in the Philippines in September 2017. Senate endorses TRAIN Bill The Senate has endorsed its own version of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill on September 20. fjallraven rucksack The proposed law, called Senate Bill 1592, provides complete exemption for the first Php150,000 annual taxable income and retains the Php82,000 tax exemption for 13th month pay and [...]

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The Senate’s Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Bill and How It Affects Employees

The much anticipated Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) program has finally gained foothold in the Senate. Last September 20, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means officially endorsed Senate Bill 1592, its version of the tax reform package proposed by the Executive Branch. The said bill raises the take home pay of 99% of the individual income taxpayers in the country and exempts about 64% of all local workers — roughly 3.192 million Filipinos — from paying [...]

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Separation Pay vs Final Pay: What’s the Difference?

Talking to outgoing employees about final and separation pay can be quite tricky. A lot of people don’t know that there’s a difference between the two, so you’ll first have to identify which of them you should discuss. If an employee is entitled to both, you may have to distinguish one from the other. Doing so demands ample knowledge of the laws on salary and wages, something that we HR leaders are expected to have. Kanken Big So how [...]

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How to Compute Holiday and Special Non-Working Day Pay in the Philippines

Long streaks of holidays and non-working days lie ahead, and for most of us in HR, this means one thing: special pay computations. nike air max femme pas cher Fjallraven Kanken Rucksack nike air max soldes While some employees are taking their much anticipated breaks, a lot of people will work as usual. air max pas cher Fjallraven Rucksack nike requin Some will even render overtime hours for additional income. To field atypical questions and preempt unnecessary disputes, [...]

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Lessons from PLDT’s Recent Labor Controversy: Employee Regularization and Contracting in PH

As HR practitioners, we shouldn’t just be familiar with labor laws; we also need to make sure that our companies abide by them. Fjallraven Kanken Sales Taking care of employees involves sticking up for their rights, after all. Fjallraven Mochilas adidas ace Besides, no company wants to be identified with unfair labor practices. Last July 21, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) ordered Philippine Long Distance Telephone Incorporation (PLDT) to regularize 8,720 employees. The said employees had been [...]

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Heads Up Tax Payers, The TRAIN is Coming

As per the table of tax comparisons in Asia, Philippines is tied with India for having the highest tax rate based on taxable profit at 30%. Kånken Rucksäcke This fuels the argument that the “poor becomes poorer, and the rich becomes ultra-rich.” This is why currently, the majority of consumers – who are taxpayers at the same time – find it hard to strike a balance between budget and expenses. bns gold However, this inequity is expected [...]

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The Php21 Minimum Wage Hike and How It Affects HR and Finance

Metro Manila’s wage board has finally come to a decision. Last week, it approved a Php21-minimum wage hike for workers in the region. ugg boots bailey That’s an increase from Php491 to Php512. The new base pay will be implemented this October and shall apply to all minimum wage earners in the private sector in NCR regardless of their position, designation, or status of employment. It’s also irrespective of the method through which they are being paid. That’s a [...]

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The Proposed Law Against Late Salaries and Wages

Everybody hates delayed salaries, but workers in the Philippines may no longer have to worry about them soon. Fjallraven Kanken UK nike requin Employers who pay their their workers late will be penalized — that is, if the the bill against delayed wages and salaries passes Congress and sees the light of day. House Bill 6537, short-titled “Timely Payment of Wages and/or Salaries Act of 2017,” is now being reviewed by the House of Representatives. Mochilas Kanken Mochilas Kanken [...]

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