Paternity Leave

Every married male employee in the private and public sectors are entitled to a paternity leave of seven calendar days with full pay for the first four deliveries of the legitimate spouse with whom he is cohabiting.[1] Cohabiting refers to the obligation of the husband and wife to live together, including situations where the spouses do not physically leave together because of the male employee’s workstation or occupation.[2]

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Service Charge

All service charges collected by hotels, restaurants, and similar establishments[1] (the “covered employers”) are required to be distributed at the rate of 85% for all covered employees who will equally share therein, and 15% goes to management who shall apply it to losses and breakages, and, if so decided, for distribution to employees receiving more than Php2,000.00/month.[2]

Except managerial employees, service charge applies to all employees of covered employers, regardless of the employees’ position, designation or employment status, and irrespective of the method by which their wages are paid.[3]

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Night Shift Pay: Work Over Night

For work performed from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. the following day, the employee is entitled to a night shift differential pay of not less than 10% of his regular wage for each hour of work rendered.[1]

The rule on night shift differential applies to all employees, except:

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