Legal Vision Asia Pacific
Philippines During the Pandemic: Employers’ Consideration
As part of our continuing WSG Asia Pacific Vlog series on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected employers and employees in the Asia Pacific region, Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan provides insight on measures employers have implemented to protect employees and minimize redundancy in the Philippines. And, address procedures for remote and in-office work arrangements based on latest government and legislative changes.
WSG's Vlog series focuses on important topics in different regions, with member firms and expert leaders providing valuable insights and perspectives.
- Government workplace guidelines include masking and physical distancing, and the adoption of flexible work arrangements.
- The government allows grace periods for the payment of rentals, imposed loan moratoriums, and financial assistance to medium and enterprise sized businesses.
- The Philippines is a "for cause" jurisdiction and employee tenure is protected by law. An employer may end employment only for just or authorized causes.