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Aug 04

Executive Order No. 26

Executive Order No. 26 (EO 26) providing for the establishment of smoke-free environments in public and enclosed places became effective on July 23, 2017. Among others, EO 26 imposes the following prohibitions: 1. Smoking within enclosed public places and public…
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Jun 14

Clarifying the applicability of Department Order No. 174

  DOLE recently published Department Circular No. 01 clarifying the applicability of Department Order No. 174 or the Rules Implementing Articles 106 to 109 of the Labor Code, as amended. Among others, the Department Circular states that:   “D.O. 174,…
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Jun 07

Announcement: Promotions in CBIC

Cebu Business & Investment Consultants congratulates the following on their promotions in the company: Jerome Petallar – Senior Auditor Icy Marilou Dizon – Senior Associate Raul Gesta – Senior Audit Assistant I
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Jun 06

Are Employers Required to Give Employees Bonuses?

The Supreme Court in Kimberly Clark Philippines, Inc. v. Nora Dimayuga[1] reiterated the ruling in Businessday Information Systems and Services, Inc. v. NLRC (Businessday):[2] “With regard to the private respondents claim for the mid-year bonus, it is settled doctrine…
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May 16

Mandatory Leaves in the Philippines

  Below are leaves mandated by law in the Philippines: 1. Service Incentive Leave (SIL) An employee who has rendered at least one year of service shall be entitled to a yearly service incentive leave of five days with pay….
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