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1 Tardiness of Managerial Employee on Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:04 pm


Arresto Menor
To All,

I would like to ask if it's legal to deduct tardiness on Managers? If yes, is there any legal basis or jurisprudence on this? Or it's an exercise of management prerogative?

I'm working as HR & Admin Personnel in a Singaporean company in Makati. My boss from Singapore instructed me to review the number of hours lates without reason and deduct if from their salary. My opinion is, before they acquired our company,  existing practice na namin na flexible schedule ang mga Managers, even they arrived late most of the time (9:30-10am) they extend hours. Our office hours is 9am-6pm most of them stayed between 8pm-10 sometimes 3am pa ( Sales & Marketing (pag prepare ng bidding & demo) & Technical Operations- for solving technical problems). And besides, Managers also do not have overtime pay even mag stay sila beyond 6pm.  

Please enlighten me.

Thank you.


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2 Re: Tardiness of Managerial Employee on Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:47 pm


Arresto Mayor
check your company policies re: time n pay off for supervisors, generally extra work/time should be properly compensated, thus tardiness and undertimes should be deducted accordingly..

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3 Re: Tardiness of Managerial Employee on Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:04 pm


Arresto Menor
Hi Atty.

Per Company Policy, it's clear that the tardiness of rank & file employees is deductible on their salary. However, for the Supervisor and Managers it's been a long practice that no tardiness should be deducted on their salary since Supervisors and Managers are not entitled to overtime pay.

Thank you.

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4 Re: Tardiness of Managerial Employee on Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:34 pm


i don't think that's proper unless it was first established that there is a certain time that they should arrive.

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5 Re: Tardiness of Managerial Employee on Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:26 pm


Arresto Menor
Hi Atty,

Our company policy states that all employees must have a schedule plotted on our web-based time clock. But it does not indicate that all Supervisory level and up should adhere to the schedule since most of them are on flexible schedule. Plotting of schedule is merely to identify if employee has shift or on off for a certain day. One of the Department head has released email to their employees that Supervisors also need to adhere to their schedules and tardiness and undertime will also be applicable to them if necessary. I would like to ask if the above mentioned process is fair enough although Supervisors are not entitled for any overtime pay?

Thanks and more power.

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6 Re: Tardiness of Managerial Employee on Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:31 am


Reclusion Perpetua
if it's already company practice that Managers have flexi time and they dont get paid overtime, then you should not deduct any lates. Explain it to your Singaporean boss that company practices that has been in place can not be changed instantly.

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