Pinoy workers assured of 13th month pay

Don't fret over your 13th month pay, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) told Filipinos Monday, noting that it will "brook no compromise when it comes to workers' rights."

DOLE has recently released Department Advisory No. 2 Series of 2012, which reiterates guidelines on giving 13th month pay on or before Dec. 24 of every year.

"All wage and salary workers are entitled to the 13th month pay as mandated by law," Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said in a statement.

"This early, workers are already expecting the payment of year-end benefits, including the statutory 13th month pay, so the reminder to all employers to comply with the payment of the 13th month pay is timely," she added.

Related story: OFW inflows up 5.5% to $15.57 B as of Q3


The advisory also noted that 13th month pay should be equivalent to a twelth of the basic salary an employee receives within a calendar year.

However, it does not include allowances and monetary benefits not considered part of the basic salary such as overtime pay, night shift differential pay, holiday pay, and cost of living allowance.

"All private sector employers [must] pay their rank-and-file employees a 13th month pay regardless of their position, designation, or employment status," the DOLE statement said.

The pay should also apply "irrespective of the method by which their wages are paid, provided they have worked for at least one month during a calendar year," it added.

In other news: Beware the '12 Online Scams of Christmas'

Employers have also been reminded to submit reports of compliance on the 13th month pay provision of labor laws on or before Jan. 15 every year.

Meanwhile, workers have been urged to report violations by contacting the Labor department or visiting the nearest Labor offices in their area.

Also read: DepEd chief to teachers: keep Christmas party simple

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • Ayungin dilemma Ramon Casiple - Parallaxis
    Ayungin dilemma

    China faces a dilemma in Ayungin Shoal and other contested areas. If it waits for the ITLOS—which may decide against it—it would have tacitly bound itself to UNCLOS and risk a rogue state reputation if it asserts its claim in the South China Sea. If its militarily acts now, it may face international isolation. …

  • 48 nabbed in biggest anti-trafficking catch in Bongao VERA Files - The Inbox
    48 nabbed in biggest anti-trafficking catch in Bongao

    By Jake Soriano, VERA Files Bongao, Tawi-tawi—A team of Marines and policemen intercepted around noon Thursday 48 people, 12 of them minors, believed recruited by a human trafficking syndicate for work in Malaysia. The arrest constitutes what advocates called the … Continue reading → …

  • Docs vow to pay right taxes, make peace with BIR VERA Files - The Inbox
    Docs vow to pay right taxes, make peace with BIR

    By Kiersnerr Gerwin Tacadena, VERA Files Leaders of the medical profession have made peace with their former adversary, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), and joined forces in a campaign to get doctors to pay the right taxes. BIR Commissioner … Continue reading → …

POLL
Loading...
Poll Choice Options