13th Month Pay of Household Helpers: Is it Required by Law?

Giving Away Philippine MoneyThe budget during the holidays balloons to gigantic proportions with all the gifts and food, not to mention the 13th month pay of helpers.

When I asked around, I am surprised that there are still a handful of households who don't give 13th month pay to their helpers.  Confusion further lies when I talk to some people who give 13th month pay to helpers treating it as a gift more than a right of the helper.   I must admit, I am one of the latter until recently called attention to by 2 readers of TheGoMom.  So, is 13th month pay a gift or required by law? [Read more...]