SPECIAL REPORT: Talents, or those who are not considered “regular” employees by the GMA 7 management, despite years of service, do not receive their 13th month pay, a mandatory benefit under the Labor Code.
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By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — After 125 talents of the GMA Network Inc. filed a regularization case at the National Labor Relations Commission, the GMA 7 management offered a new contract and other employment options to talents. Provisions of the Project Employment Contract (PEC) include: • SSS, PAG-IBIG, PhilHealth, to be jointly paid…
Are you a talent or contractual employee despite years of service in the company? The Pro-Labor Legal Assistance Center lists down the following Supreme Court rulings that might help you. According to the Supreme Court Sept. 26, 2006 decision ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation vs. Marlyn Nazareno et. al., an employer-employer relationship exists between the respondents in…
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