Tag Archives: Department of Labor and Employment

A Compressed Work Week under House Bill No. 6152 (Let’s Not Call it a 4-Day Work Week)

Another unreasonable imposition, I thought, when I first heard about the news that the House of Representatives approved House Bill No. 6152, providing for a compressed work week. My first impression was wrong, it turned out, but let’s talk about that in a while. The misimpression stemmed from the headlines — “House approves 4-day work week bill” (CNN), House OKs bill on 4-day workweek” (philstar), House passes 4-day workweek bill (rappler). The initial impression was this: the 4-day work week will be compulsory in nature. Continue reading

DOLE Issues New Rules on Contracting

On 14 November 2011, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issued Department Order No. 18-A, which becomes effective fifteen (15) days after completion of its publication in a newspaper of general circulation. Considering that Department Order 18-A was published on 19 November 2011, it shall take effect on 4 December 2011. Continue reading

DOLE Department Order 18-A (Rules on Contracting and Subcontracting Arrangements)

Department Order No. 18-A

Series of 2011

RULES IMPLEMENTING ARTICLES 106 TO 109 OF THE LABOR CODE, AS AMENDED

By virtue of the power vested in the Secretary of Labor and Employment under Articles 5 and 106 to 109 of the Labor Code of the Philippines, as amended, the following regulations governing contracting and subcontracting arrangements are hereby issued:

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Implementation of Compressed Workweek Schemes (Department Advisory No. 2)

[See also Business Establishments under a Four-Day Workweek (Compressed Workweek)]

Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
Intramuros, Manila

DEPARTMENT ADVISORY No. 2

Series of 2004

Implementation of Compressed Workweek Schemes

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Computation of Pay for Holidays: Regular, Special Non-Working, Special Working (DOLE Memorandum Circular 01)

One of the more confusing matters, for employees and HR people alike, is the computation of holiday pay, complicated by the fact that there are different “kinds” of holidays. This is cleared by Memorandum Circular No. 1 of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the full text of which is reproduced and discussed below. Continue reading