From Manila Bulletin:
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has met with owners of small and medium-size enterprises (SME) in Muntinlupa to brief them on compliance with labor standards, including the payment of minimum wage and other benefits.
The orientation was organized by the DOLE-National Capital Region (NCR) Muntinlupa-Taguig-Pateros-Las Piñas (MunTaParLas) division and the Muntinlupa City government’s Public Employment and Service Office (PESO) as a way to inform enterprises of the labor employment program under President Benigno Aquino III.
Benvenuto Alegre, director of DOLE-NCR MunTaParLas, said the orientation was aimed at helping small enterprises in implementing development program geared towards increased productivity.
”(It) is designed to assist the owners and managers of small enterprises in mapping out a development program geared towards increased productivity and enterprise development. It is geared at facilitating eventual compliance with labor standards in all establishments with less than 10 workers and those registered as Barangay Micro Business Enterprises (BMBEs),” he said, adding ”it is part of President Aquino’s program on labor and employment.”
The business owners were briefed on their compliance with minimum wage, emergency cost of living allowance, 13th month pay, holiday pay, service incentive leave, overtime pay, night-shift differential, SSS, Pag-Ibig and PhilHealth.
The DOLE will also inspect these companies to ensure that they are complying with labor standards.