The Dept. of Labor has issued its Order No. 3 (Series of 2010) reminding all employers to comply with the 13th Month Pay Law (PD 851) and to submit a report showing compliance, not later than January 15 immediately following the year it must be paid.
The 13th Month Pay is a mandatory benefit given to rank and file employees generally at the end of the year but an employer may choose to release 1/2 of this benefit in June and the rest on or before December 24 of the current year. Click here to view a copy of the DOLE Order requiring a compliance report for the 13th Month Pay.