SSC/PSA Responsibilities and Liabilities, Private Security

1. Solidary Liability and Responsibilities

The Security Service Contractor / Private Security Agency (SSC/PSA) and its principal or client shall be jointly and solidarily liable with each other in any of the following circumstances:

1) When the SSC/PSA fails to pay the wages of its security guards and other private security personnel, the principal or client shall be considered the "indirect employer" and shall be jointly and severally liable with the SSC/PSA to the extent of the work performed by such security guards and other private security personnel under the Service Agreement, in the same manner and extent that the principal is liable to its direct employees. (Section 9.1 [a], D.O. No. 150, Series of 2016)

2) If there are wage increases or adjustments after the execution of the Service Agreement, the prescribed increases in the wage rates of security guards and other private security personnel shall be borne by the principal the Service Agreement shall be deemed amended accordingly. In the event that the principal fails to pay the prescribed increases, the SSC/PSA shall be jointly and solidarily liable with the principal. (Section 9.2 [b], Ibid.)

The immediate recourse of security guards and other private security personnel for payment of wage increase before litigation is with their employer, the SSC/PSA. To enable the SSC/PSA to comply with the new rates, the consideration paid by the principal for the security guards' wages has to be adjusted in conformi...

 



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