Book Title: Guide on Employee Compensation and Benefits (Volume 2)

Author: Atty. Elvin Villanueva

Year of Publication:  2010



Just how much should the company give as bonus? Just how many months of bonus should the company give without violating the law? If the company pays Christmas Bonus is it still required to pay 13th month pay? How about 14th and 15th month pay, should the company pay them also?

These are some of the perplexing questions that a typical HR practitioner encounters in his work. Most often, it is resolved in favor of the employees resulting in increased manpower cost on the part of the company.

The rules on 13th month pay and Christmas Bonus are discussed in this book. When to pay them and when not to are explained using the law and jurisprudence. Companies are not required to pay 14th, 15th month pay, and so forth, unless they are stipulated already in the CBA or any contract for that matter. But they are not legally mandated benefits.

How about productivity incentive bonuses, signing bonus, etc.? This book also offers explanation why some should be paid and the rest should not be.

Then comes the issue on leaves. Question like is there such thing as vacation leave in the Labor Code? Why can’t I find it? There is none because the Labor Code only provides for service incentive leave. There are other leave benefits discussed in this work like paternal, paternity and for women who are victims of violence.

This book also deals with issues on

  • employee cash bonds, deposits
  • authorized deductions
  • the rules on employee compensation for disability, sickness, etc.

Price:  Php 528.00 PLUS shipping costs.