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Guidelines on the Payment of Thirteenth-Month Pay

DOLE Labor Advisory No. 23, Series of 2022

This Guidelines is hereby issued pursuant to Article 5 of the Labor Code of the Philippines, as renumbered, and Presidential Decree No. 851 requiring employers in the private sector to pay their rank-and-file employees 13th-Month Pay:


Thirteenth-month pay shall be paid to rank-and-file employees in the private sector regardless of their position, designation, or employment status, and irrespective of the method by which their wages are paid, provided that they have worked for at least one (1) month during the calendar year.

📌 Minimum 13th-Month pay shall not be less than one-twelfth (1/12) of the total basic salary earned within a calendar year
📌 Total basic salary earned during the year / 12 months = proportionate 13th-month pay
📌 Shall be paid on or before 24 December 2022
📌 Grant of 13th Month pay must be reported by the employer not later than 15 January 2023 through reports.dole.gov.ph

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