Sweldo ng construction worker hinaharang
GOOD day ma’am. Itago na lang po ninyo ako sa pangalang Arlene. ninyo na lang ako sa pangalang Arlene. Gusto ko pong itanong ang kaso ng anak kong lalaki na nagwo-work sa Makati sa construction site. Bale one week na hindi ko po pinapasok ang anak ko kasi binunutan siya ng ngipin.
Noong pumasok siya at pagdating ng sahuran ng Sabado ay hindi siya pinasahod dahil absent daw ng nakaraang linggo.
Sabado na naman ay hindi muli ibinigay ang sahod niya. Nagtuturuan pa raw sa cashier. Bale P2,400 yung naka hold niyang sahod.
Pati po yung panganay na anak ko ay hold ang sahod dahil hindi naman daw pumasok noong Miyerkules dahil masakit naman po ang ngipin.
Sobrang hirap po ng kanilang trabaho doon at wala pang benepisyo.
Ano po ang magandang gawin. Salamat po sa tulong ninyo.
REPLY: Maaari pong ipaalam kay Ginang Arlene na ang pag-withhold ng sweldo ng kanyang anak ay ipinagbabawal ng batas maliban na lamang kung may pagkakautan na nakatukoy naman sa Article 1706 of the Civil Code and Articles 113 to 116 Book III ng Labor Code. Nakatukoy po rito ang paghold sa salary ng empleyado.
Ayon sa Art. 113. Wage deduction. No employer, in his own behalf or in behalf of any person, shall make any deduction from the wages of his employees, except:
In cases where the worker is insured with his consent by the employer, and the deduction is to recompense the employer for the amount paid by him as premium on the insurance;
For union dues, in cases where the right of the worker or his union to check-off has been recognized by the employer or authorized in writing by the individual worker concerned; and
In cases where the employer is authorized by law or regulations issued by the Secretary of Labor and Employment.
Art. 114. Deposits for loss or damage. No employer shall require his worker to make deposits from which deductions shall be made for the reimbursement of loss of or damage to tools, materials, or equipment supplied by the employer, except when the employer is engaged in such trades, occupations or business where the practice of making deductions or requiring deposits is a recognized one, or is necessary or desirable as determined by the Secretary of Labor and Employment in appropriate rules and regulations.
Art. 115. Limitations. No deduction from the deposits of an employee for the actual amount of the loss or damage shall be made unless the employee has been heard thereon, and his responsibility has been clearly shown.
Art. 116. Withholding of wages and kickbacks prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person, directly or indirectly, to withhold any amount from the wages of a worker or induce him to give up any part of his wages by force, stealth, intimidation, threat or by any other means whatsoever without the worker’s consent.
Makabubuti pong mag-file ang anak ni Ginang Arlene ng complaint sa Dole na siyang nakakasakop sa kaso.
Sana po ay nakatulong tayo sa kanila.
CATHERINE MARIE E. VILLAFLORES,
Chief Administrative Officer
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