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 […]

DOLE revokes PEZA deal, sets stricter labor inspection

Date Posted: January 31st, 2018 04:43 PM Prompted by incidents of fire in economic zones, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has revoked the agreement of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) ceding to the latter the authority to inspect establishments in export zones. With the move, the […]

DOLE to issue new IDs to OFWs

The government is eyeing to convert the new overseas Filipino workers’ (OFW) identification cards into passports for their stress-free travel. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said he plans to coordinate with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the feasibility of the proposed new ID system for Filipino workers. […]

DOLE orders regularization of 9,000 PLDT employees

MANILA, July 21 — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued a compliance order directing the regularization of around 9,000 workers of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) Incorporation after it has proven to be engaged in labor-only contracting activities. PLDT and its 45 contractors were ordered to immediately regularize 8,720 employees who […]

Duterte leaves DOLE ‘endo’ policy unsigned

THE MOVE to address illegal contractualization is now “back to square one” after President Rodrigo R. Duterte rejected a proposed department order addressing some issues with the employment practice, persons affiliated with the labor movement and employers’ groups said. The move to address illegal contractualization is now “back to square one” after President Rodrigo R. […]

July 6 declared holiday for Eid al-Fitr

(UPDATED) ‘The entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in peace and harmony in the observance and celebration’ of Eid al-Fitr, Proclamation 6 reads MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Wednesday, July 6, is a regular holiday to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, Malacañang announced Monday, July 4. Proclamation No. […]

List of nationwide holidays for 2015 Content

The following is a list of holidays for 2015, declared by virtue of Proclamation No. 831, s. 2014, unless otherwise specified: January 1, 2015, Thursday – New Year’s Day (Regular holiday) January 2, 2015, Friday – Additional special non-working day (Special non-working day) February 19, 2015, Thursday – Chinese New Year (Special non-working day) February […]

DOLE Gives Nod for the Creation of Private Security Industry Tripartite Council Content

DOLE Gives Nod for the Creation of Private Security Industry Tripartite Council The Memorandum of Agreement creating the Private Security Industry Tripartite Council (PSITC) was signed by Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis- Baldoz of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and stakeholders in the private security industry. The MOA signing ceremony took place on April 29, […]

Proclamation No. 875, s. 2014 content

Posted on September 12, 2014 MALACAÑAN PALACE MANILA BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES PROCLAMATION NO. 875 DECLARING MONDAY, 6 OCTOBER 2014, AS A REGULAR HOLIDAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, IN OBSERVANCE OF EIDUL ADHA (FEAST OF SACRIFICE) WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9849 provides that Eidul Adha shall be celebrated as a regular holiday; WHEREAS, Eidul […]

Proclamation No. 831, s. 2014 content

Published: July 17, 2014. MALACAÑAN PALACE MANILA BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES PROCLAMATION NO. 831 DECLARING THE REGULAR HOLIDAYS, SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAYS, AND SPECIAL HOLIDAY (FOR ALL SCHOOLS) FOR THE YEAR 2015 WHEREAS, Republic Act (RA) No. 9492, dated 24 July 2007, amended Section 26, Chapter 7, Book I of Executive Order (EO) No. […]

EO No. 167 raises funeral, pension benefits for employees

A month after getting no salary hike in the Labor Day celebration, workers in the public and private sectors can expect higher benefits in case of injury or casualty from work-related situations. President Benigno S. Aquino III has issued Executive Order No. 167 raising the funeral benefits for employees in the private and public sectors […]

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