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: What are the 9 Legal and Valid Flexible Work Arrangements Available According to the DOLE Bureau of Working Conditions

Last August 24, 2020, the DOLE Bureau of Working Conditions held a Zoom Webinar on DOLE Issuances, Preserving Employment Through the Adoption of Flexible Work Arrangement. To spare you the 1-hour sit through of the webinar, here is the summary of the talk. Why is the Government Promoting the Adoption of Flexible Work Arrangement? The […]

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Highly Recommended: My Little Art Place (Zoom Version) for Art Classes to Kids as Young as 4 Years Old

It’s Aeva’s first My Little Art Place lesson last August 11. I have enrolled her for some art classes just to see how far her interest would go.  Their Zoom-based art classes had the following details: Rate: 8 Sessions, 2x a week for Php 6,800.00 payable by bank deposit or transfer 1.5 to 2.0 hours […]

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Awesome News: When the DOLE and DTI Listen to Feedback and Issue a Quick Clarification on COVID-19 Testing

Quick Feedback After the Backlash (Yay!) After issuing the DOLE and DTI  Joint Memorandum Circular No. 20-04, Series of 2020 last August 15 afternoon, the two were quick to listen to the constructive feedback of everybody else (Thank you, you guys!) and immediately issued a clarificatory statement regarding two questionable issues I had with the original […]

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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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HR Talk: Top 10 Questions Re: SSS Sickness Benefit Answered

What happens when you get sick? Uso na ang COVID-19 positive ngayon. At 95,000 confirmed cases, you will meet a suspected COVID-19 patient as you go on your daily lives. Everywhere I look, someone is positive. Too Many People are Contracting COVID-19 My aunt’s adopted son was tested positive of COVID-19. He is a BPO […]

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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: 16 Common Questions Answered about Probationary Employment in the Philippines

Let’s Talk about Probationary Employment I have been receiving a lot of questions from probationary employees who found their employment allegedly prematurely ended after the ECQ was lifted. Many have started less than 180 days ago, mostly from January 2020. After the lockdown, probationary employees found themselves unceremoniously unemployed by “heartless” employers who don’t seem […]

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Business Hack: Always Check the Breakdown (Version 2)

Problem 1: Requisition Request for Disinfecting Materials  My relative is the Treasurer of the Condominium Board of Trustees, and has asked me to double check the replenishment report of the administrative secretary. The administrative secretary asked for Php 30,339.50 to replenish some disinfecting supplies for the condominium. Here was her request: Let me give you […]

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