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: 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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Life Lessons: The Lazy Girl and the Diligent Girl and How it Relates to Life and Employment

My daughter and I discovered the Story of the Diligent Girl and the Lazy Girl on YouTube. It is a story that should be watched by everybody, especially by employees and children during this time of the pandemic. There was so many takeaways for me in this story for both children and adults alike, especially […]

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HR Talk: 16 Most Common Questions Answered About Employees on Floating Status

The hottest topic this week are Employees who are placed on Floating Status. As we are now almost on the very 6th month since ECQ was declared and thousands of employees started their work suspension, people are now asking — What will happen to us: Will we be recalled back to work or be paid […]

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HR Talk: Employers of “floating employees” only have 1 week to go

Today is September 5, and we’re almost at the 6th month mark since ECQ started!   According to Article 301 (Ex. Art. 286) of the Labor Code — companies can place their employees on floating status so long as the period does not exceed SIX months.  When employment not deemed terminated. The bona-fide suspension of […]

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HR Talk: How Much Separation Pay Do I Get in the Philippines?

Separation Pay in the Philippines Okay, so many people have been PM’ing me re: how much is their Separation Pay for the 4Rs of Termination — Retrenchment, Redundancy and Retirement. So once and for all, this is the encompassing entry on how much an employer should pay you if they are terminating your employment. To […]

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HR TALK: Top 10 Questions That Many Angry Employees Ask During the Pandemic Answered

Especially with the pandemic ongoing, so many companies are undergoing a lot of turmoil. Many employees has been on forced leave since ECQ hit last March 16. Many companies are still operating at 50% to 70% capacity and have no clue what to do with all of the extra headcount. They don’t know if they […]

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HR Talk: What to Do When A Worker is Positive? Where to Get Swab Tested?

If you have a suspected positive case, you need a confirmatory RT-PCR to see if he’s positive or not. Reiterating, here’s the DOLE and DTI Health Guidelines for the prevention of COVID-19: The rapid test and swab test should be at company’s expense. Based on Labor Advisory No. 18, Series of 2020, bawal po i-charge […]

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HR Talk: 13 Questions Answered about the 105-Day Maternity Leave Law (And an Excel Calculator to Compute Mat Ben)

The RA No. 11210 105-Day Maternity Leave Law is one of the most highly celebrated laws passed by the Duterte government last 2019. Despite the hoopla surrounding this law, so many people are still confused about its application, specifically how the maternity benefit is computed. Even as I’ve browsed through multiple articles, so many writers […]

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HR Talk: Why Do We Need to Pick our Employers Well? And How to Compute for Retirement (And Separation Pay)

More than ever, an employee must take special care in finding an employer he/she would want to serve with. If I were an employee, the ECQ would have been an eye opener. Not only does it shed light to the type of lifestyle I am having — whether I’m too magastos or kuripot for my […]

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A Tale of Two Employees and a Valuable Lesson How to Talk to Your Employer

We began our operations last June 1 (Monday). Given the 1-meter social distancing rule and the expected market slump, our staff had to work in shifts. This meant that while everyone was asked to report, everyone had to deduct one to two workdays from the regular work week to accommodate government regulations. Thankfully, our employees […]

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