Fundamentals of Salary Administration and Mandatory Benefits

(with Related Legal and Effective Tax-Saving Methods)
By Atty. Alvin Liao Alburo

In order to craft a competitive compensation and benefits package, business owners and the management must know first the labor standards and mandatory benefits provided by law. Guided by this knowledge, and on important discussions about fringe benefits and de minimis benefits, they can now come up with a compensation and benefits package that would attract competent talent, and retain them.
This seminar aims to help business owners and HR practitioners understand labor standards and mandatory benefits, vis-à-vis fringe benefits tax and de minimis benefits in order to craft a solid compensation and benefits package.

  • HR Personnel
  • Business owners
  • Line Managers and Supervisors
  • New HR Personnel
  • Expats needing this relevant information about the Philippines
I. Labor Standards
  • What are the rules on working hours and payment of wages?
  • What are the mandatory monetary benefits and how do we compute them? (i.e., Holiday Pay, Overtime Work, Night Shift Differential Pay, Thirteenth Month Pay)
  • What are the mandatory leave benefits? (i.e., Service Incentive Leave, Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave, Parental Leave for Solo Parents, Leave for Victims of Violence against Women and their Children (VAWC), Special Leave for Women)
II. Worker’s Tax Benefits
  • What are fringe benefits? Who are entitled to it?
  • What are De Minimis Benefits? Who are entitled to it?
  • The Php82,000 threshold for Annual Bonus
  • Important Rules, Implications and Guidelines

Atty. Alvin Liao Alburo is a practicing lawyer, and the Managing Partner of Alburo Villanueva Law Office, a general practice law firm. He specializes in civil litigation, with focus in family law (i.e. child custody, support, annulment), labor relations and corporate law. He was the former Manager and Head of the Human Resource & Legal Services Department of Crown Asia Chemicals Corporation, a publicly listed company. He was also Legal Officer/Junior Assistant Manager in the Legal Department of Federal Land, Inc., then member of the Metrobank Group, and now of GT Capital Holdings. Atty. Alburo completed his studies in the Arellano University School of Law and the University of the Philippines, taking up Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, respectively.