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LABOR LAW UPDATES: SERVICE CHARGE LAW

On August 07, 2019 President Rodrigo Duterte has approved Republic Act 11360 entitled “AN ACT PROVIDING THAT SERVICE CHARGES COLLECTED BY HOTELS, RESTAURANTS AND OTHER SIMILAR ESTABLISHMENTS BE DISTRIBUTED IN FULL TO ALL COVERED EMPLOYEES AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 442 AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE “LABOR CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES” or as just the Service Charge Law. Previously, service charges collected by restaurants, hotels, and other similar establishments shall be distributed at the rate of eighty-five percent (85%) for all covered employees and fifteen percent (15%) for management.…

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PHILIPPINE OFF-SHORE GAMING OPERATIONS (POGO) AND THEIR TAXES

POGO In The Philippines The Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGO) has been a major contributor to the Philippine economy since its entry to the country sometime in 2003. Since then, more and more foreign companies and entities are entering the Philippines to get a slice of the lucrative offshore gaming market. As the number of POGOs increase, regulating them has been a problem, thus, the Philippine government has tasked the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) with the main responsibility of regulating and the registration of POGOs. There are also other regional…

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