Thursday, June 20, 2019

Night Shift Pay

The Labor Code provides that every employee is entitled to a night shift differential or night shift pay of not less than ten percent (10%) of his regular wage for each hour of work performed between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. If overtime work or work in excess of eight (8) hours falls within the night shift period, premiums for overtime work should first be integrated into the regular hourly rate of the employee before computing night shift pay. 
Who are not covered by the night differential provisions
The provisions on night shift differential apply to all employees except:
  • government employees
  • employees of retail and service establishments regularly employing not more than 5 workers
  • domestic helpers and persons in the personal service of another
  • managerial employees
  • field personnel and those whose time and performance are unsupervised by the employer

Monday, June 10, 2019

CLG to Offer CPHR® in the Philippines

EASTWOOD CITY — Circa Logica Group (CLG), a full-spectrum HR company, seals the agreement with CPHR/CAHR United Kingdom to offer the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources™ (CPHR®) Program in the Philippines through a joint venture organization, CPHR Philippines.

CPHR® represents 47,000+ members in the Human Resources Profession across the globe. Established in 1999, CPHR UK, an affiliate of CCHRA Canada (now CPHR Canada), is the global voice on the enhancement and promotion of the HR Profession. With an established and credible designation and collaboration on international issues, we are proactively positioning the human resources agenda with HR associations around the world.

Circa Logica Group becomes one of eight and the only Accredited Member Institution in the Philippines. It
is also the only Accredited Training Institution to conduct and facilitate the CPHR® Intensive Learning Program.

“We have seen the potential and need for HR practitioners in the Philippines – particularly in Metro Manila and the fast-growing Clark in Pampanga – to exceed the international standards of Human Resources. The unprecedented growth of Clark combined with the initiatives set forth for the New Clark City demands extensively-trained and certified people managers. We are confident that this is a vital step to making the Central Luzon workforce more competitive. We are also bringing this global certification to key cities in the Philippines to elevate skills and knowledge of HR professionals and people managers,” CLG CEO & Managing Partner Mikel Leroi Balansag said, Monday, June 10.

CPHR Philippines, the company under the joint venture is set to launch in July with the maiden batch of CPHR® to be conducted in Clark on September 5-6, 2019. For program details, email

To learn more about CPHR Philippines, visit

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

What is Redundancy?

Redundancy is one of the grounds for termination allowed by labor laws in the Philippines.
It exists when the service capability of the workforce is in excess of what is reasonably needed to meet the demands of the enterprise.
A redundant position is one rendered superfluous by any number of factors, such as:
  •  over hiring of workers,
  • decreased volume of business,
  • dropping of a particular product line previously manufactured by the company, or
  • phasing out of a service activity previously undertaken by the business.
 Under these conditions, the employer has no legal obligation to keep in its payroll more employees than are necessary for the operation of its business.
For a valid implementation of a redundancy program, the employer must comply with the following requisites:
(1) written notice served on both the employees and DOLE at least one month prior to the intended date of termination of employment;
(2) payment of separation pay equivalent to at least one month pay for every year of service;
(3) good faith in abolishing the redundant positions; and
(4) fair and reasonable criteria in ascertaining what positions are to be declared redundant and accordingly abolished.