We are consulting each other as to the following issues:
1. Is the employer liable to pay salary only for the days worked by the employees until nov.7? [since Yolanda struck us Nov.8]
The employer plans to give the employees salary counted up to the 15th, but would like to ask nevertheless.
2. Since nawasak yung office, suspended muna and no work until maayos ASAP hopefully by January or February. Liable ba ang employer magbayad ng minimum amount for the months na walang work? Willing naman po magbigay ng kahit allowance and relief goods ang employer.
3. Is the 13th month pay prorated counting up to November only?
4. The office was only renting the building which was destroyed by the waves, storm surge. Does this mean that the Lease contract is deemed terminated? Last year 2012 lang kasi narenew ang lease contract, and 2022 pa ang termination. Ok lang ba na di na ituloy ang lease contract based on the ground na nawasak ang office due to yolanda? Gusto kasi ng employer maghanap at magrestart asap ng operations and not to wait on the rebuilding of the leased building.
We'd like to be sure. Okay naman po employer namin, tumulong pa nga sa families ng mga namatay na employees during the typhoon. We just want to know what the legal standards in our case are para may basis and the employer will give additions nalang.
I greatly appreciate your answers. Maraming Salamat in advance.