HR Talk: Top 13 Questions Answered on the New SSS Mandatory Provident Fund (AKA WISP) Program

Everyone may have been dismayed to learn that SSS will increase their contributions required from BOTH Employers and Employees by 13% starting from January 2021. This should be of no surprise as SSS is only following the increase of contribution that was scheduled since 2018 as stated via the Republic Act No. 11199 or the […]

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HR TALK: What to Do with Employees’ Long Overdue SSS Loans?

Did you get SSS’ love letter earlier this month? SSS has upgraded its systems to inform Employers the current status of their employees’ outstanding loans as of October 2020. Most employers got a bill similar to the below last week:The email was NOT a hoax. It is a legitimate email from SSS informing employers to […]

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HR Talk: Can Companies REALLY Extend Floating Status For A Year?

The DOLE Department Order No. 215, Series of 2020, which dropped just last October 26, caused a lot of confusion in the HR space. Personally, I found the Department Order No. 215, Series of 2020 weird since paragraphs over paragraphs are in BOLD and ALL CAPITAL as if someone in DOLE has been shouting their […]

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HR Talk: List of Centers Offering FREE Psychosocial Services during the Pandemic

MENTAL HEALTH NOW A PRIORITY According to the DOLE and DTI Joint Memorandum Circular No. 20-04, Series of 2020, employers should provide their employees with psychosocial support especially re: mental health support. If this is unavailable, a referral system must be in place. Here’s a list of centers offering FREE online psychological services during the […]

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HR Talk: 8 Questions from the DTI and DOLE Supplemental Guidelines on Workplace Prevention and Control of COVID-19 Answered so You Don’t Have to Read the 22-Page Document Dropped Last August 15

The DOLE and DTI released the following Joint Memorandum Circular No. 20-04, Series of 2020 (DTI-DOLE Joint Memorandum Circular No. 20-04-A-3) last August 15 afternoon and created a big ruckus in the Philippine business and HR community for being non strategic, not friendly to businesses, and impracticality. Reading through 22 pages of it, I realized […]

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