ECQ Saved My Staff from Getting COVID-19

REAL TALK: THIS ECQ PROBABLY SAVED MY STAFF FROM COVID-19 Just got word last Sunday, April 4, that one of my office staff swab tested positive of COVID-19. By that time, we were on ECQ on the 7th day. In my staff’s household, there were 7 people. Out of 7, 6 caught COVID-19: Auntie: Died […]

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HR Talk: Top 15 Questions Answered Re: the Employee Compensation Program (Where You Get Paid If You Get Sick/Injured/Die At Work)

The Employee Compensation Program and its Many Benefits Everyone talks about the Philippine Social Security System (SSS) but stays mum about the Employee Compensation (EC) Program. When I started this subject, I was surprised on how so much information are out there about many benefits the EC Program, but the information is annoyingly kalat kalat, […]

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HR Talk: Can You Terminate Staff During the Pandemic (And Not Pay Separation Pay)?

Quick and Short Answer: Rule of Thumb: There are two distinct type of Terminations — 1) Termination for Just Causes, and 2) Termination for Authorized Causes. So this blog post will summarize the different ways you can properly terminate a staff in the Philippines as follows: What is Just Causes of Termination? How Can Companies […]

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10 Reasons Why Employees Rant to Social Media than to their HR

Hanap ng kakampi: If they get support online, bigger chance to legitimate their case. Ayaw mapahiya: They also want to double check if may laban talaga ang reklamo nila. Natatakot mabara: At least pag binara ka sa socmed, it’s relatively anonymous. Ayaw mo ding kasi lagi magtanong ng question na silly. Easier: Minsan, may HR […]

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HR Talk: How to Enroll Your Bank Details onto mySSS

You might have received the following email from SSS regarding the need to register your bank account to SSS online last December 2020: The email read as follows: Dear Sir/Madam: In an effort to protect members against unauthorized access to their My.SSS accounts for fraudulent enrollment of bank details and unauthorized filing of benefit/loan applications, […]

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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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