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13th month deductions without explanation?

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1 13th month deductions without explanation? on Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:07 am


Arresto Menor
I worked in a company for almost 12 years, this year 2010 is the first time i received my 13th month pay as a whole in a year. I was shock to find out it has a deductions according to the office, because i have late and absences. It is legal to deduct on the 13th month pay? when they already deducted it on my monthly salary?

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Reclusion Perpetua
IMO, it is not a deduction per se.

The revised guidelines on the implementation of the 13th month pay law states:

4. Amount and payment of 13th Month Pay

(a) Minimum of the Amount. — The minimum 13th month pay required by law shall not be less than one-twelfth of the total basic salary earned by an employee within a calendar year.

So I assume that the 13th month pay is dependent on the net salary (before taxes and other mandatory deductions), rather than gross, that was actually received.

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3 Re: 13th month deductions without explanation? on Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:47 am


if there were already previous deductions from your monthly salary for the same tardiness and absences, then it is unlawful to have a double deduction against your 13th month

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