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Gov t employees happier at work – Jobstreet study

MANILA, Philippines – Government workers are reportedly "happier" with their jobs, a Jobstreet Philippines study revealed. Hiring portal Jobstreet surveyed a total of 1,008 government employees, and asked them to rate their level of happiness with their jobs on a scale of 1 to 7, with 7 being the highest. The ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJun 11th, 2018

Job seekers’ confidence declines on stiffer competition

JOB SEEKERS were less confident about their prospects for finding work in 2018 due to stiffer competition and as employers seek new types of technical skills for the looming wave of automation, according to a study conducted by JobStreet.com. JobStreet country Manager Cielo J. Sonza told reporters during the 2018 Job Outlook Report launch on […] The post Job seekers’ confidence declines on stiffer competition appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

Negrense nurses, midwives to study-work in Japan

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Jan. 17 (PIA) -- Nineteen nurses and midwives from this province were welcomed at the Houei International Japanese Language Academy (HIJLA) in Miyakonojo, Miyazaki for their stud.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News11 hr. 33 min. ago

Negrense nurses, midwives to study-work in Japan

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Jan. 17 (PIA) -- Nineteen nurses and midwives from this province were welcomed at the Houei International Japanese Language Academy (HIJLA) in Miyakonojo, Miyazaki for their stud.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News20 hr. 20 min. ago

Home’s where the work is

LANDMARK LEGISLATION Employees in the private sector can now opt to work from home or any place outside the employers’ premises, under a landmark legislation signed recently into law by President Duterte as a way of recognizing “an emerging and innovative Filipino workforce.” Republic Act 1115, also known as the Telecommuting Act will give private […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Duterte Signs ‘Work from Home’ Bill

President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law institutionalizing the rights of employees in the private sector who work from their homes. Under the Telecommuting Act, employers are required to give online workers the same rights, protection, and compensation as their counterparts who physically go to the office. “It is hereby declared the policy of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Telecommuting Act signed into law

Private sector employees can work from home or any place outside the office with the help of telecommunication and computer technology based on a new law signed by President Duterte. Telecommuting Act signed into law Source link: Telecommuting Act signed into law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Mayor Sara reminds govt workers of integrity as election nears

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 7 (PIA)- Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio urged all employees of government and line government agencies to work with integrity and dedication, particularly in strict complianc.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

Important new legal protections for employees last year

Here are some important laws that were created or that took effect in California in 2018 to continue to protect employees:   CA Supreme Court Tightens Laws on Independent Contractor Misclassification   The Supreme Court ruled that a worker is properly considered an independent contractor to whom employment laws does not apply only if the hiring entity establishes: (A) that the worker is free from the control and direction of the hirer in connection with the performance of the work, both under the contract and in fact; (B) that the worker performs work that is outside the usual course of the hiring entity's business; and (C) that the worker is customarily engaged in ...Keep on reading: Important new legal protections for employees last year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2019

DOLE reminds employers to observe proper pay rules on New Year s Day | Inquirer News

MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has reminded employers to observe proper payment of wages for employees who will work on New Year's Day, a regular holiday. In.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

Are you paid  correctly for work during holidays?  

Q: I will be working on Christmas and New Year days. Am I entitled to holiday pay?   A: Hours worked on holidays are treated like hours worked on any other day of the week. The lawdoes not requirepayment of overtime or other special premiums for work during holidays,unlesssuch work goes beyond 8 hours per workday or 40 hours per workweek. The law also does not require that employers pay employees for holidays that are not worked.   The employer chooses when to be open and closed for business. They are not required to close their businesses or give employees the day off on any holiday. If the employer is open on a holiday and schedules the employee to work t...Keep on reading: Are you paid  correctly for work during holidays?  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2018

'WalangPasok: Class, work suspensions for Dec. 26, 2018 and Jan. 2, 2019

via CNNPhilippines.com – Some students and employees get a longer holiday break as government offices suspend classes and work for December 26, 2018 and January 2, 2019. Here’s a list of class and work cancellations a day after Christmas and New Year. December 26 Malacañang has ordered the suspension of Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2018

Managers, supervisors not automatically exempt from overtime

A group of Assistant Branch Managers, who worked for JPMorgan Chase in California, sued the bank in a class action claiming they were misclassified as exempt employees. Because of the misclassification, the employees claimed they were denied overtime payment, and they were not provided meal and rest breaks.   In order to obtain more facts about their claims, the employees paid for an online survey of assistant bank managers asking about their activities and hours worked. According to the employees, the online survey showed that assistant bank managers work nearly nine hours of overtime each week and did not receive meal breaks about 60 percent of the time. The survey also ...Keep on reading: Managers, supervisors not automatically exempt from overtime.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

Malacañang suspends gov t work on December 26

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang ordered the suspension of work in government offices nationwide on December 26, or Wednesday next week. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea signed Memorandum Circular No. 55 on Friday, December 21. In the memorandum, Malacañang said the suspension would give government employees "full opportunity to celebrate...with their families and loved ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

DOTr ready to ‘talk, listen’ to Angkas

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said yesterday it is ready to talk and work with motorcycle ride-hailing firm Angkas to study the possible regulation of its operations as a public transport......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

Malacañang suspends gov t work on January 2, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang ordered the suspension of work in government offices nationwide on January 2, 2019, a Wednesday. The Palace issued Memorandum Circular No. 54, signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, on Monday, December 17. In the memorandum, Malacañang said the suspension would give government employees "full opportunity to celebrate...with ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

No gov’t work on Jan. 2

Malacañang has suspended work on most government offices on 2 January to allow employees to fully celebrate the Christmas holiday with their families. The suspension is contained in Memorandum Circular No. 54 issued Monday, 17 December 2018, and signed by Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea. The memo covers government-owned or -controlled corporations, government financial institutions, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Aetas take part in Allianz Conquer Challenger

Allianz is doing something that has never been done before. The global insurer is celebrating the strength of indigenous people, particularly the Aetas of Porac, Pampanga, by introducing them to the rising sport of obstacle course racing (OCR). Last December 9, Sunday, the third leg of the Allianz Conquer Challenge was held in Clark Global City in Pampanga, where 20 Aetas, between 16 to 21 years old, raced together with 20 Allianz employees in the pairs category.  The Aeta participants are students of Villa Maria Integrated School, an adopted public school of Allianz PNB Life, atop the mountains in Porac, Pampanga. “We recognize the strength of the Aetas. So, aside from educating them with the basics of personal finance through our financial literacy program, we would like to impart to them the value of committing to achieve goals that they have to set. We want to give them a fair chance of having employment opportunities in the future,” explained Gae Martinez, chief marketing officer, Allianz PNB Life. Sunday’s race was a 10km-race composed of 25 obstacles, which was the same trail tackled by professional racers who competed for a slot in the upcoming South East Asian (SEA) Games. Just last month, OCR was announced a new addition to the SEA Games to be held in Clark, Pampanga.  Some of the obstacles during the race were hurdles, taho carry, tirador, spider web, monkey bars, wall of tire, slip wall, commando climb, among others. Those who incurred penalties for not being able to perform an obstacle had to carry a 30-pound sand bag. “OCR is an up and coming sport. It is gaining popularity in the Philippines. Allianz as a company uses sports to connect with communities. The Aetas from Villa Maria is one of the communities that Allianz here in the Philippines has chosen to support.  This is, in line with our advocacy to promote social inclusion, one of the pillars of our company’s Corporate Citizenship Strategy,” Martinez further said. One of the Aeta participants, Reyna Baclay, was thankful to be given the opportunity and to discover the sport that she said is closely similar to the activities they do in everyday life. “They carry sand bags here. In the mountains, we carry 50 kilos of camote or ube that we bring to the lowlands. If we sell, our families will have money to spend. By joining the race, I can tell people, I have a dream, too. I want to work in IT (information technology). I hope I can continue after I graduate,” said Baclay, who at age 18 is still a grade nine student. Another Aeta youth, Miracle Lansang, 20, grade 12, is dreaming of someday working for the air force. “I want to work for the air force. But they say I will not qualify because of my height. I have not lost my hope that it can still come true,” he said. Renz dela Cruz, 21, was a graduate of the same school. However, he had to stop and work giving a ride on his motorcycle, because his parents cannot afford to send him to college. “I dream of becoming a civil engineer. My family needs me now. I have brothers and sisters, who are studying,” he said. With the project “Sanlahi” of Allianz in the Philippines, there is hope for these Aeta youth. “Allianz is here to provide the courage to move forward, the courage to overcome life’s obstacles, for them to have better life,” Martinez said, ”As our tag line goes - we dare you to, because we’re with you.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Fact check: Story about bill abolishing 13th month pay is from parody blog

A parody story published on Adobo Chronicles saying that opposition senators have filed a bill to abolish the annual Christmas bonus of employees is going viral despite the article being a work of fiction. There has been no official document nor media report that states a bill was filed by Senators Risa Hontiveros and Kiko […] The post Fact check: Story about bill abolishing 13th month pay is from parody blog appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Attracting the Filipino Gen Z

Aside from being heavily tech-oriented, Filipino Gen Zers---those born in 1996 and later---are looking to work not just for money, but for companies that are socially and environmentally responsible, and can provide them with opportunities to experience new things in their careers, says a recent study commissioned by information technology company Dell Technologies.   The "Gen Z: The Future Has Arrived" study compiled insights from over 12,000 high school and college students in 17 countries, over 4,000 of whom came from Southeast Asia (the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia). Locally, 730 Filipino students participated in the study.  ...Keep on reading: Attracting the Filipino Gen Z.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Court access is important in ending sexual misconduct at work

Late last year, bipartisan senators proposed a new law called Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act of 2017 for Congress' approval. This bill would ensure that every person facing sexual harassment in the workplace can make their case in a public court, rather than only behind closed doors in private arbitration.   Microsoft immediately threw its support behind this new proposed law. In advocating for this bill the company ended its own practice of requiring employees to sign contracts obligating them to arbitrate sexual harassment claims. Microsoft acknowledged that arbitration does silence the voice of the victimized. This silence has helped sexual harassmen...Keep on reading: Court access is important in ending sexual misconduct at work.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018