Category Archives: Employee Relations

HR Talk: How to Apply for Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA), Temporary Closure, Retrenchment and Permanent Closure

According to DOLE Labor Advisory No. 9, Series of 2020, Guidelines on the Implementation of Flexible Work Arrangements as Remedial Measure due to the Ongoing Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019, employers are encouraged to pursue flexible work arrangements so that … Continue reading

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Business Talk: Which S.O.B. Are You?

A Millenial son of a successful tycoon shared his frustration on working in his father’s successful business. The business has been there over the last 30 years, and has grown in size. Due to its age and the father’s management … Continue reading

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The GCQ Checklist: 10 Things to Do Before You Open on June 1, 2020

Are You Ready To Operate on June 1, 2020? Today, the President officially announced that from June 1, NCR, Davao City, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Pangasinan, and Albay, will now enter General Community Quarantine (GCQ). The other regions of … Continue reading

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12 Things Employees Need to Know about the Post-ECQ Working Environment

A lot of businesses AND employees have been lambasting the national government for not offering enough support. Given how harshly they complain, I wonder if they actually know what rights do businesses have as an Employer. Likewise, I don’t think many employees understand the precarious situation is everyone is in, and the “New Normal” is […]

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HR Talk: “Is the Company Required to Do COVID-19 Testing?” and 9 Other Confusing Questions Answered for Issues related to MECQ

Running a business is tough. You have to face labor concerns, market your products, sell them, and ensure that money is transmitted in the right way. I think I had a much easier time being part of the corporate world. … Continue reading

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HR Opinions: Minimum Wage is NOT the Problem. Freeloaders are.

How Minimum Wage Works I wrote this last Labor Day, and as usual, employees are clamoring to increase the Minimum Wage. As of today, minimum wage in the Philippines stands between Php 380 to Php 537 depending on locality. For … Continue reading

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Slides: SBWS + CAMP + DSWD SAP — Clearing out Confusing Questions Re: the SBWS Application

Thanks to the HR Shouts and Whispers and the wonderful HR Guru, Ms. Cristana Estacio Reclamado, we have finished the Webinar regarding DOLE CAMP, DoF/SSS/BIR’s SBWS and DSWD’s SAP. This is a followup to my post, HR HACKS: 12 CONFUSING … Continue reading

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HR Hacks: 12 Confusing Common Questions Answered About DSWD SAP, DOLE CAMP, and SSS SBWS

After receiving (or not receiving) government aid, many people are still confused as to what they are, and what they’re supposed to get. Hence, I consolidated the answers in one post just to clear things up. 1. What is CAMP, … Continue reading

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Respect in a Time of COVID-19

Respect is very important in the time of COVID-19. During the time of COVID-19, I am reminded of the word RESPECT. There’s three ways we should respect — Respect for SELF, Respect for your WORK, and Respect for OTHERS. You gotta … Continue reading

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HR TALK: “I was terminated during ECQ! What now?!” and 11 Other Questions Answered About Getting Fired in the Philippines

First of all, I’m sorry that you got terminated during ECQ. Losing one’s job is no joke. I know you are angry, and you want to hit back. But before you complain, let’s find out first if what your employer … Continue reading

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10 Simple Steps to Apply for the DoF’s Small Business Wage Subsidy (SBWS) Program

The Department of Finance’s Small Business Wage Subsidy Php 51 billion program offers employees cash subsidies to formal workers of small businesses affected by COVID-19. The subsidy is quite generous reaching up to Php 8,000 for NCR, payable in two … Continue reading

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10 Invaluable Lessons for Employees During the ECQ (And Things to Prepare so We Don’t Panic Again)

Hindsight is the greatest teacher. While people are suffering due to the no work no pay policy during the ECQ, I cannot help but think that there’s invaluable lessons for employees from this ECQ experience. Not everyone goes through the … Continue reading

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