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Shopping center pays 392K for violations on labor law standards

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan --- “Malaking tulong po ang nagawa ng DOLE sa amin dahil kung hindi dahil sa kanila ay hindi po itatama ng aming employer ang kanilang pagkukulang sa amin,” said Ms. Divine Ferrer, one of the complainants who benefited from the P392, 000.00 total monetary claims of 28 workers as payment for various labor law standard violations of ECC Shopping Center Cauayan City, Isabela branch.

“Labing isang buwan na po akong nagtatrabaho sa ECC shopping center at kahit kailan po ay hindi ko natanggap ang mga overtime pay ko. Hindi rin po kami sumasahod ng tama kaya nagdesisyon po ako at ang aking mga katrabaho na magsumbong sa tanggapan ng DOLE,” Ms. Ferrer said. She received a total of P13, 025.00 from the settled monetary claim.

After the inspection, it was found out that the establishment committed labor law standard violations like nonpayment of overtime pay and premium pay on rest day and special day, underpayment of wages, non-implementation of 1-hour meal break, no fire safety certificate, no records of payroll and remittances, and was not registered under Rule 1020.

ECC Shopping Center was ordered to pay the total amount of monetary claims after a writ of execution was issued by DOLE 2 Regional Office. The payment was then administered by DOLE’s cashier to ensure that workers were able to receive their monetary claims.

DOLE 2 Regional Director Atty. Sarah Buena S. Mirasol reminds the public to be vigilant and know their rights as a worker.

“Dito po sa ating rehiyon, ang minimum wage po ay P360.00 para sa Non Agriculture sector na higit sa sampu ang workers, samantalang P340.00 naman po sa Agriculture sector. Entitled din po kayo sa mga overtime pay, holiday pay, at dapat nababayaran din po ng inyong employer ang mga social benefits ninyo katulad ng SSS, PhilHealth, at Pag-IBIG,” Dir. Mirasol said.

DOLE Region 2 has its Field Offices located in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan; Ilagan City, Isabela; Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya; and Cabarroguis Quirino, where anyone can file a complaint. (END/JVP/RBE)

 

by Jolina V. Pelovello

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2019-04-03
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RD SARAH BUENA S. MIRASOL


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