The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) clarified last week that female employees are entitled to receive tax-free maternity benefits under the provisions of Republic Act No. 11210, otherwise known as “The Expanded Maternity Leave Law”.
In compliance with the issuance of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation No. 555 on August 15, 2018, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reminded all employers to abide by the proper implementation and payment of wages to employees during the three holidays in November 2019.
The Tulong Panghanapbuhay Sa Ating Disadvantaged/ Displaced Workers (TUPAD) Program assists a total of 7,000 residents from Lapu-Lapu City. The community-based assistance package will provide emergency employment job opportunities for a total of 10 days.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) advised job seekers planning to work abroad not to contact individuals claiming to be employees of the labor department.
President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order No. 92 titled “Institutionalizing the National Council Against Child Labor to Upscale the Implementation of the Philippine Program Against Child Labor” on September 17, 2019.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and its “Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating Disadvantaged/ Displaced” workers program (TUPAD) suggested sourcing their funds from the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4P’s) to sustain the program.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) requires more funding to employ additional labor inspectors after more than 500,000 employees in the private sector achieved regularization status. They are also in need of personnel to check over 900,000 Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) and their personnel.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) launched a campaign to combat child labor among the Mangyan, an indigenous group situated within the island of Mindoro last August 16, 2019. Through an information campaign, the labor agency will orient the Mangyan about anti-child labor laws and policies, livelihood support, and children’s rights.
President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act (RA) No. 11360, which allows the full distribution of all service charges paid by customers in hotels, restaurants, and similar establishments to its employees.