labor workers rights

GOVT MAY SUBSIDIES 13TH MONTH PAY OF WORKERS OF PANDEMIC-HIT COMPANIES

Bello studying the possibility to assist employers that have suffered losses due to the pandemic

The government is looking at providing subsidies to small companies that were badly affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic to help them give workers their much needed 13th-month pay. Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III, in a… Read More

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Gov’t aid eyed for workers’ 13th month pay in pandemic-hit firms

 October 14, 2020, 5:03 pm

MANILA – The government is looking at providing subsidies to small companies that were badly affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic to help them give workers their much needed 13th-month pay.Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III, in a… Read More

Fix ‘floating workers’ issue before hiring new employees: DOLE

 October 12, 2020, 6:21 pm

MANILA – Employers have no reason to hire new workers if they have employees on floating status, a labor official said on Monday.“Let us look at it on the case to case basis because if an employer will be putting his workers on floating status, the employer has no reason to hire new… Read More

New law needed to defer 13th-month pay: Palace

 October 12, 2020, 3:11 pm

MANILA – Malacañang on Monday said a new law may be needed to allow the deferment of payouts of the 13th-month pay due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark after the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced… Read More

DOF awaits details of MSME workers’ 13th month pay subsidy plan

The Department of Finance (DOF) has yet to commit to the proposal for the government to subsidize the 13th month pay of workers of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) greatly affected by the pandemic. “I have asked Sec. (Silvestre) Bello (III) for the details of his… Read More

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