Seasonal Employment Contract

Summary

⦁ A seasonal employment contract is an employment arrangement between an employer and a seasonal employee wherein the latter has been engaged to render work during a season

⦁ The employer must be justified in hiring additional help via seasonal employees.

⦁ Seasonal employee should work during the specified season only.

⦁ Regular seasonal employees are those who are regularly hired for a season.

⦁ Non-compliance of the requirements may result in the employee being reclassified as a regular employee.

1. Concept

A seasonal employment contract is an employment arrangement between an employer and a seasonal employee.

A seasonal employee is one who has been engaged to render work during a season, as defined under the Labor Code. (Article 295, Labor Code; cf. Section 5, Rule I, Book VII, Omnibus Rules & Regulations of the Labor Code)

Seasonal employment operates much in the same way as project employment, albeit it involves work or service that is seasonal in nature or lasting for the duration of the season. As with project employment, although the seasonal employment arrangement involves work that is seasonal or periodic in nature, the employment itself is not automatically considered seasonal so as to prevent the employee from attaining regular status. (Universal Robina Sugar Milling Corporation v. Acibo, G.R. No. 186439, 15 January 2019)

2. Requirements

The requirements for a seasonal employment contract:

1) The employee must be p...

 



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