How Soon Will You Be Working From Home?

The President signed the Telecommuting Act a few days before Christmas day last year.  Telecommuting is a work arrangement where employees are allowed to perform their tasks outside of the office, often from home, or a location close to home.  One only needs to have a stable internet connection, a laptop, and a mobile phoneContinue reading “How Soon Will You Be Working From Home?”

What We Need to Know About Separation Pay in the Philippines

An employee is entitled to a separation pay after he resigns from his job.  But why do some get more than others, even when both had the same number of years in service and are receiving almost the same monthly salaries? Here is a summary of how a resigning employee’s separation pay is determined byContinue reading “What We Need to Know About Separation Pay in the Philippines”

Mandatory Employee Benefits in the Philippines

The Department of Labor and Employment is responsible in implementing policies, programs, and services to protect the Filipino rights and privileges as an employee, worker, or laborer.  It is tasked with the enforcement of the provisions of the Labor Code. If you are a first-time employee, or one who has yet to be acquainted withContinue reading “Mandatory Employee Benefits in the Philippines”

How to Get an I-DOLE OFW ID Card

Last July 2017, the Department of Labor and Employment launched a new ID system for OFWs called the I-DOLE.  This ID allows OFWs to do away with the long and tedious process of applying for the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) that they need to secure in order prove their legitimacy as Filipino workers. Apart fromContinue reading “How to Get an I-DOLE OFW ID Card”

DOLE’s 1349 Labor Hotline

Now, there are only four numbers you need to remember as a Pinoy employee: 1349.  That number connects you to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), anytime of the day or night, for any concerns you may have regarding your employment.  OFWs, on the other hand, may call 800-8888-1349 for toll-free access to theContinue reading “DOLE’s 1349 Labor Hotline”

The Real Deal On Contractualization or ENDO

Contractualization is the practice of hiring workers for a period of about five months before they are relieved of their job assignments, only to be replaced by another employee who is willing to go through the same process.  This manner of employment strips the worker of his right to security of tenure and other benefitsContinue reading “The Real Deal On Contractualization or ENDO”

Your Best Guide to the Kasambahay Law

Bonjour. Mabuhay. The onset of  RA 10361 or the Kasambahay Law has had many employers thinking about the pertinent points of the new law and the possible effects this would have on the employment of domestic helpers or Kasambahays. Research, symposiums, meetings, news, and other materials covered the discussion the finer points of the law,Continue reading “Your Best Guide to the Kasambahay Law”

OFW News: Pampanga, gov’t agencies ink MOU vs. illegal recruitment

Bonjour. Mabuhay. In order to address the illegal recruitment problems we have in the country, certain steps are being done by our government. Read the news below to see one. Ang tanong is, will this work? Of course it will, if our elected officials and all government officials do their jobs right. We can alwaysContinue reading “OFW News: Pampanga, gov’t agencies ink MOU vs. illegal recruitment”