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1 FIELD PERSONNEL on Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:51 am


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Hello po!

I just would like to ask lang po who are considered field personnel. Are technical support personnel who are sometimes assigned on client in the province for several days or more can be considered such?

The reason why Im asking is that my boss would want us to cut their OT for the reason daw that as per labor code field personnel are not entitled to OT.

Can you please enlighten me on this?


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2 Re: FIELD PERSONNEL on Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:25 pm

tsi ming choi

Reclusion Perpetua
In my opinion. Field workers are workers whose employment is ALWAYS away from the employer's premises or office and as a rule they are not entitled for OT pay, simply because they may or may not observe the 8 hours work. SO pwedeng malugi ang companya if palagi silang bayaran ng OT.

However, This is contrary to your employment because your deployment to the province is NOT ON REGULAR basis but on occasion lang, as what youve said, you are assigned "sometimes" and not all the time away from the office, year in and year out.

For me, you are not considered as a field employee. Thus, even you are deployed in the province and rendering OT work, STILL you are entitled for OT pay. Furthermore, basic as a rule in labor law that in case of doubt as to your employement classification, such doubt should be resolved in favor of the working class. Which means, it is favorable for you NOT to be considered as a field worker to avail the benefit of the OT pay, than to be considered as a field worker.

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3 Re: FIELD PERSONNEL on Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:12 am


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On some companies, employees assigned in provinces for short period of time are given a fixed allowance per day they are in the province, this is on top of their daily wage (8 hours). Then they don't get any OT pay any more. Same thing when employees are assigned abroad. They get a per diem daily but they just get paid their normal daily wage in the country of origin, no overtime.

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