Travel

Here's How Many Leaves You Have Under PH Labor Laws

As we all come back to work, we know what's on your mind.
Comments

With the new year come new vacation leaves. Some companies are pretty generous with their benefits, while others stick to the minimum required by law. If you're wondering what you're actually entitled to (and how your bennies compare), here's a simple breakdown for you. 

Surprisingly, our labor laws don’t require any sick leaves, vacation leaves, or emergency leaves, so we’re completely at the mercy of our employers on that front. The law simply stipulates that employers must provide 5 days of annual Service Incentive Leave (SIL) to workers who have been with the company for at least a year.

Apart from SILs, companies are obligated to give maternity leave, paternity leave, and solo parent leave. The law also gives provisions for special cases like victims of violence against women and children who need time off to file a case and get medical attention. Women who have had surgery to treat a gynecological disorder are entitled to a certain number of days off as well. Needless to say, all of leaves should come with pay.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

But wait. As with everything in law, there is fine print involved. To view the terms and conditions to your leaves, visit the website of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Angelica Gutierrez
Angelica is currently Editorial Assistant for Esquiremag.ph.
View Other Articles From Angelica
Comments
Latest Feed
 
Share
Studio Lorico, the designer's creative space, will be a seasonal one.
 
Share
Catch up on these biopics of real-life heroes and let Pinoy pride swell.
 
Share
Before you let yourself get fooled, it pays to do your due diligence and look out for the telltale signs of a fake. Here are just a few of the dead giveaways.
 
Share
 
Share
The rulebook has been well and truly burnt, so why are we still adhering to it?
 
Share
The reality is that there are other popular apps tracking a lot more important information than a selfie.
 
Share
Rogue One and Solo were both marred by production issues.
 
Share
This is what would happen if the Philippines left the United Nations.
 
Share
It doesn't hurt to be prepared for what ever comes your way.
 
Share
Everything we know about the new Darna.
 
Share
Where to eat when you’re craving for roast duck or char siu.
 
Share
It's not a question of when or how much, but where the rain is falling.
Load More Articles
Connect With Us