DOLE cites 18 employers for violation of Labor Code
by RB Manlangit
Daet, Camarines Norte (27 February) -- The Department of Labor and Employment Office (DOLE) here has revealed at least 18 cases on violation of Labor Code of the Philippines covering January to February this year.
Ruben L. Romanillos, chief of DOLE Camarines Norte, said 7 violators were charged in January and 6 were already resolved, a case still pending in court; 11 cases were recorded this month and now being heard in court.
He said that majority of cases violated the Labor Code, including non-payment of separation pay, underpayment and other problems of employees from their employers in private establishments.
He said that last year they recorded some 62 cases as compared to 60 cases in 2008.
Romanillos reminded employers that the 13th month pay among private sectors is mandatory under Presidential Decree No. 851.
He explained that all employees in the private sectors aside from the government sectors having any positions and designations should receive said benefits even if they just work for one month of the calendar year. (PIA CamNorte) [top]