DOLE Guidelines on 13th Month Pay 2020 Qualifications
13TH MONTH PAY 2020 – Here are the guidelines from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on who are qualified to be granted a 13th month pay this December.
One of the things that people in the working sector are looking forward to every December is the 13th month pay. Undeniably, for many employees, it is an opportunity to make ends meet and pay off the loans.
Also, the 13th month is a source of fund for the celebration of the holidays within the household – the foods to prepare, the gifts to give to the family, and other expenses during the holiday season.
Annually, the Department of Labor and Employment or more commonly called as DOLE releases guidelines regarding the 13th month pay. It is pursuant to the Article 5 of the Labor Code of the Philippines.
For the 13th month pay 2020, here is the qualification set by DOLE upon certain conditions. Those who may be granted with the 13th month pay are…
“Rank-and-file employees in the private sector shall be entitled to 13th month pay regardless of their position, designation, or employment status, and irrespective of the method by which their wages are paid, provided that they have worked for at least one (1) month during the calendar year.”
According to DOLE, the 13th month pay must be released by the employers on or before December 24, 2020. The Department clarified in its release that no exemption from the giving of the 13th month pay will be accepted or allowed.