Double pay for work on New Year’s Day

News Release Department of Labor and Employment December 29, 2019 Double pay for work on New Year’s Day Private sector workers who will report for work on January 1 (New Year’s Day), which is a regular holiday, should get paid twice their regular daily wages, the labor department reminded employers. This is contained in Labor […]

Holiday pay rules out

News Release Department of Labor and Employment 16 December 2019 Holiday pay rules out The labor department reminded private sector employers to properly pay their workers who will report for work during the December holidays. To guide employers, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III issued Labor Advisory No. 12, series of 2019, which prescribes the proper […]

CNO a requirement for alien permit

Foreign nationals who intend to work in the Philippines are now required to secure a Certificate of No Objection from the labor department before they can be issued the appropriate visa and permits from concerned government agencies. The rule is spelled out in Department Order No. 205, series of 2019 or the ‘Implementing Guidelines on […]

6,678 foreigners working in POGOs are undocumented – DOLE

At least 6,000 foreign nationals employed in the Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGOs) are undocumented, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) disclosed on Tuesday during the Senate deliberation on the P14.42-billion proposed budget of the DOLE for 2020. Department of Labor and Employment (MANILA BULLETIN) Senator Joel Villanueva, who presided over the hearing as […]

November holidays: Rules out

There are three holidays in the month of November, the subject of the latest advisory of the labor department prescribing proper payment of wages for private sector workers nationwide. In Labor Advisory No. 11 issued by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, employers are reminded to observe and implement the proper payment of wages to their […]

Tax-free maternity benefits

Women workers and employees are entitled to receive tax-free maternity benefits under the expanded maternity leave law, according to the labor department. In Department Advisory No. 01-A, Series of 2019, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the salary differential paid by the private sector employer to women employees availing of the expanded maternity leave is […]

CNO a requirement for alien permit

Foreign nationals who intend to work in the Philippines are now required to secure a Certificate of No Objection from the labor department before they can be issued the appropriate visa and permits from concerned government agencies. The rule is spelled out in Department Order No. 205, series of 2019 or the ‘Implementing Guidelines on […]

Over 400K workers regularized in 2018

MANILA — Over 400,000 contractual workers have been given permanent employment as part of the anti-“endo” campaign of the government, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported on Wednesday. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that from January to December 3, a total of 411,449 private sector employees were regularized by their employers. “I know […]

Wage hike for NCR workers takes effect Nov 22

MANILA — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday announced that the PHP25 increase in the minimum wage for workers in Metro Manila will take effect on November 22. In a press briefing, DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the latest salary increase of National Capital Region (NCR) employees will be effective 15 days […]

DOLE defends presence of thousands of Chinese workers

The growing presence of thousands of Chinese workers in the Philippines has become a cause of concern for some Filipinos, even as the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) defended issuing half of all Alien Employment permits (AEPs) to these Chinese nationals. According to a Tuesday report on GMA News TV program “State of the […]

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