The Psychology of Human Resources

I’ve been working in the Human Resources field for over 20 years already, and there’s always one question that’s asked of me at least once by new acquaintances.  Once they find out what I do, the inevitable happens: By the way, this is a semi-fictional discourse.  The questions and situations are real.  I just had to spruce up […]
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Q&A: Service Incentive Leave

An employee (undsclosed firm/industry) sent an email yesterday asking about the number of Vacation Leave (VL) and Sick Leave (SL) credits someone  in a private firm is entitled to have or earn in a year. His previous employer allegedly gave him 20 days of VL and 10 days of SL per year, accrued monthly.  In […]
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Q&A: Night Shift Differential

I’ve been asked not a few times regarding Night Differential (aka Night Shift Differential or NSD) – its coverage and amount and/or percentage.  Some have sought clarification  because they understood, albeit in a different way, that any work done in the evening would be paid a corresponding fixed amount per hour of work until midnight.
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Q&A: Holidays with Pay

I have received on numerous occasions certain questions regarding the treatment of holidays in relation to absences of employees, overtime payments on such holidays (whether regular or special), and even holidays on rest days. A particular question comes to mind: Where is it stated in the Labor Code that if an employee is absent (without […]
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