PhilHealth Benefits

PhilHealth Benefits

1. Concept PhilHealth benefits – refer to the benefits provided for under the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) a. National Health Insurance Program ‘The National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) is a compulsory health insurance program of the government established to provide universal health insurance coverage and ensure affordable, acceptable, available and accessible health care services…

Pag-IBIG Benefits

Pag-IBIG Benefits

1. Concept Pag-IBIG benefits – refer to the benefits provided for by the Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF), also known as Pag-IBIG (Pagtutulungan sa Kinabukasan: Ikaw, Bangko, Industriya at Goberyno) Fund. a. Home Development Mutual Fund ‘The Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF), also known as Pag-IBIG (Pagtutulungan sa Kinabukasan: Ikaw, Bangko, Industriya at Goberyno) Fund,…

Eastern Telecommunications Philippines, Inc. v. ETEU (2012)

Eastern Telecommunications Philippines, Inc. v. ETEU (2012)

Eastern Telecommunications Philippines, Inc. v. Eastern Telecoms Employees Union, G.R. No. 185665, February 8, 2012, Mendoza, J.: 1. Background • Eastern Telecommunications Phils., Inc. (ETPI) is a corporation engaged in the business of providing telecommunications facilities, particularly leasing international date lines or circuits, regular landlines, internet and data services, employing approximately 400 employees. • Eastern…

FAQ: Overtime Pay

FAQ: Overtime Pay

1. In General See: FAQ: Statutory Monetary Benefits. The above FAQ covers frequently asked questions with their answers (FAQ) involving statutory monetary benefits in terms of general application, i.e., the questions and answers apply to all forms of statutory monetary benefits, including this current benefit. Thus, the following questions and answers are specific only to…

Company Practice

Company Practice

1. Concept As a rule, “practice” or “custom” is not a source of a legally demandable or enforceable right. In labor cases, however, benefits which were voluntarily given by the employer, and which have ripened into company practice, are considered as rights and are subject to the non-diminution rule. To be considered a company practice,…

Cases: 13th month pay

Cases: 13th month pay

1. Kinds of employees a. Rank-and-file employees Ramil v. Stoneleaf, Inc. G.R. No. 222416, 17 June 2020 [BACKGROUND] [The employee was hired as a Spa Supervisor and Massage Therapist by the employer, a Spa and Wellness Center. She received a monthly salary of P10,000.00 and P100.00 per massage service rendered. She was also an incorporator/director…

Non-diminution of Benefits

Non-diminution of Benefits

“Principle of non-diminution of benefits” refers to the prohibition against employers from eliminating or reducing the benefits received by their employees. 1. Concepts “Principle of non-diminution of benefits” – refers to the prohibition against employers from eliminating or reducing the benefits received by their employees. (See Wesleyan University-Philippines v. WUPF, G.R. No. 181806, 12 March…

Cases: Service Incentive Leave

Cases: Service Incentive Leave

These are the related Labor Law Cases or Jurisprudence. 1. Covered employees a. Covered employees 1) Rank-and-file employees Ramil v. Stoneleaf Inc.G.R. No. 222416, 17 June 2020[BACKGROUND]On June 7, 2009, [the employee] was hired as a Spa Supervisor and Massage Therapist at respondent’s establishment, Stoneleaf Spa and Wellness Center. Respondent Stoneleaf, Inc. (Stoneleaf) paid [the…