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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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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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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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Employment in the Philippines: Results of the Latest Labor Force Survey

The numbers have spoken: the employment rate in the Philippines has hit a record low in July. Louboutin Pas Cher Fjallraven Kanken No2 According to the latest Labor Force Survey (LFS) conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the figure has gone down to 94.4% from 94.6% during the same period last year. Kanken Classic asics soldes That gives us an unemployment rate of 5.6% — the second lowest among all the July employment numbers since 2006 — [...]

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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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How DOLE’s New Ban on Forced Wearing of High Heels Protects Female Employees

As HR leaders, we take delight in seeing pro-employee policies see the light of day — especially when those policies promote health and safety in the workplace. Fjallraven Kanken Kids The most recent example? The department order signed by DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III last August 25: an order that prohibits employers from requiring female workers to wear high heels at work. Christian Louboutin Pas Cher The new regulation defines “high heels” as shoes with narrow and [...]

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Bye, TGIF; Hello, TGIT! The Benefits and Drawbacks of Having 4-Day Workweeks

Got mixed feelings about working longer hours in exchange for longer weekends? One thing’s for sure: the idea no longer seems as vague and as far-fetched as it used to be. Fjallraven Kanken Sales Recently, House Bill 6152 — more popularly known as the compressed or 4-day workweek bill — made waves when it passed its third and final reading at the House of Representatives. Now that the proposed law has gone to the Senate, it appears as if [...]

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