105 Days: Extended Maternity Leave Act, Approved!

The President intentionally signed the Expanded Maternity Leave Act on February 20, 2019, one day before it would have lapsed into law.  That is good news! What do we need to know about the new law?  Read this: Previously on Maternity Leaves: Female employees were entitled to 60 days of paid leave for normal delivery.Continue reading “105 Days: Extended Maternity Leave Act, Approved!”

SSS Maternity Notification: Just One Text Away!

Female SSS members, whether under the employed or voluntary (self-employed) status, must notify SSS right away in order to ensure that they are given the proper maternity benefits.  Employed members may course the notification through their employers, while voluntary members still need to go to the nearest SSS office. One of the prevalent reasons whyContinue reading “SSS Maternity Notification: Just One Text Away!”

Extended Maternity Leave for Employed Moms: What We All Need to Know

The good news about the Senate’s approval of the Expanded Maternity Leave Act of 2017 (or Senate Bill 1305) created a buzz in workplaces around the country.   The update fueled parents’ and would-be parents’ hopes of longer months away from the office to spend with their baby and recuperate from the stresses of childbirth. WhatContinue reading “Extended Maternity Leave for Employed Moms: What We All Need to Know”

Wage and Wage Benefits in the Philippines

One of the most common questions we receive from our readers is regarding compensation and benefits in the Philippines.  We summarized the details of wage benefits implemented by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in the country.  Here you will find the complete information on the different “pays” and leave benefits that employees areContinue reading “Wage and Wage Benefits in the Philippines”