Category Archives: HR and Labor

Deferment and Exemptions of Holiday Pay Due to National Emergency: Labor Advisory No. 13-A

[The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) earlier issued Labor Advisory No. 13 (full text), providing for guidelines on the payment of the double holiday pay on 9 April 2020 (Araw ng Kagitingan and Holy Thursday), regular holiday on 10 April 2020 (Good Friday) and special nonworking day on 11 April 2020. In a subsequent advisory, however, the Labor Secretary ordered the deferment of the payment of holiday pay and exempted certain companies by reason of the lockdown. The complete text of Labor Advisory No. 13-A is reproduced below.]

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Double Holiday (April 9), Regular Holiday (April 10) and Special Nonworking Day (April 11): Labor Advisory No. 13

[The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issued Labor Advisory No. 13 as guide for the computation of holiday pay for a rare double holiday (Araw ng Kagitingan and Holy Thursday) on 9 April 2020), regular holiday (Good Friday) on 10 April 2020), as well as the special non-working day on 11 April 2020. This Labor Advisory covers a rare double holiday and factors in the suspension of work due to the enhanced community quarantine. Please note, however, the deferment of payment and exemption of coverage per Labor Advisory No. 13-A (full text). The complete text of Labor Advisory No. 13 is reproduced below.]

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Assistance for Displaced / Disadvantaged Workers under the DOLE TUPAD Program

The Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers Program (TUPAD) is one of the programs of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) which aims to contribute to poverty reduction and inclusive growth. It is a community-based (municipality/barangay) package of assistance that provides temporary wage employment for the displaced workers, unemployed and self-employed workers. The #Barangay Ko, Bahay Ko (TUPAD #BKBK), on the other hand, was implemented by the DOLE to mitigate the impact of the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) to the livelihoods/business and workers sector, pursuant to Proclamation Nos. 922 and 929, declaring a State of Public Health Emergency and State of Calamity throughout the Philippines due to Covid-19.

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Telecommuting and Work: Primer on the Telecommuting Act (Republic Act No. 11165)

The enhanced community quarantine or lockdown imposed by the government to mitigate the contagion of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) brings to fore a number of laws which, on hindsight, could have been passed in anticipation of this kind of scenario. One is the 2019 law on public health emergencies. Another is the 2018 law on telecommuting, including alternative work-from-home arrangements.

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Payment of Final Pay and Issuance of Certificate of Employment: Guidelines under Labor Advisory No. 6

There are two important matters that come with the cessation of employment (for whatever reason, whether resignation or termination) — the payment of final pay and the issuance of the Certificate of Employment. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued guidelines for the release of the final pay and COE.

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5,000 Pesos Assistance for Workers under the COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP)

The COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) is a safety net program, available nationwide, that offers financial support to affected workers in private establishments that have adopted flexible work arrangements or temporary closure during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CAMP shall be effective on 21 March 2020, but applied retroactively from January 2020.

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Flexible Work Arrangements for Companies due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19)

A flexible work arrangement is an alternative arrangement or schedule other than the traditional or standard workhours, workdays and workweek. These alternatives are remedial measures in view of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak in the Philippines and throughout the world. 

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Suspension of Work in the Private Sector by Reason of Natural or Man-Made Calamity (DOLE Advisory No. 1, series of 2020; full text)

[This is the full text of Department of Labor and Employment Advisory No. 1, series of 2020, on the suspension of work in the private sector by reason of natural calamity or man-made calamity. Incidentally, President Rodrigo Duterte President Rodrigo Duterte issued Proclamation No. 929, declaring a state of calamity throughout the Philippines due to the coronavirus 2019 disease (Covid-19).]

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Proclamation No. 845 (full text): Declaring the Regular and Special National Holidays for 2020

[On 15 November 2019, Malacanang issued Proclamation No. 845, declaring the regular holidays and special non-working days for 2020. Here is the full text of Proclamation No. 845.]



WHEREAS, Republic Act (RA) No. 9492 dated 24 July 2007, amended Section 26, Chapter 7, Book I of Executive Order (EO) No. 292, also known as the Administrative Code of 1987, by declaring certain days (specific or movable) as special or regular holidays;

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Labor Advisory No. 5, series of 2019: Payment of Wages for the Regular Holidays on April 9, 18 and 19, 2019 and Special (Non-working) Day on April 20, 2019 (full text)


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Payment of Wages for the Regular Holidays on April 9, 18 and 19, 2019 and Special (Non-working) Day on April 20, 2019

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 555 issued by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on August 15, 2018, the following rules for pay on regular holidays and special (non-working) days shall apply: Continue reading