Christmas is fast approaching , workers are expecting and excited to receive their 13th month pay and and christmas Bonus. But how about housemaids? are they entitled too?
According to ABS-CBN:
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Thursday reminded employers that the law on 13th month pay covers house helpers and workers of small businesses.
Workers, regardless of rank or nature of employment, are entitled to receive a full month's basic pay every year as 13th month pay on or before December 24, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello explained.
"Basta mayroon kang empleyadong nag-serbisyo ng at least one month, entitled din sila sa Christmas bonus," he told radio DZMM.
"Kahit sa bahay nga, mga housemaids, dapat binibigyan ng bonus iyan."
[As long as you have workers who have rendered at least one month of service, they are entitled to a Christmas bonus. Even housemaids should be given a bonus.]
Workers who fail to receive their 13th month pay should file a complaint with DOLE regional offices, he said.