I formally worked as an Account Executive in and advertising agency for 6 months (April 7 - September 30) until they decided to dismiss me. I was given 15 days to vacate which I did not mind given that I am provided with proper compensation. Upon computation of my last pay, I encountered the following problems:
1. They decided to charge me with tax for the whole month of October, even if my pay was worth only the first cut off. Is it legal for them to charge me tax without pay?
2. My leaves were charged, though my supervisor confirmed via verbatim that this wasn't supposed to happen. My contract also states that I entitled to such leaves but does not indicate if they are paid or not. Do I have the right to push for a paid leave?
3. My contract is considered "employment at will" and they are given the right to dismiss me with or without cause and I am not considered as a regular employee. Do I still have a case?
4. I was advised to take this to the NLRC, but I am not sure under which category I should be filing this case under, though it would be better if there is no legal action needed. Are there alternatives where I wouldnt be needing legal action and under which category should this be filed?
Thank you so much for the quick response. This is my first job and do not know how to react to this type of situation.