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

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