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Have a Philippines VA? It’s Time To Pay The 13th Month.

13th month

If you have Virtual Assistants (VA’s) from the Philippines, it’s time to pay back to your contractors.

It is customary for employees in the Philippines to receive something called the 13th Month. Basically, it’s a Christmas bonus equal to a full months pay. You can read some FAQ’s about it here.  The Philippine government stresses that it is mandatory for all private businesses in the Philippines to make the extra month payment in December for all “rank and file” employees. Just like we have labor laws in the United States, this is one of their labor laws.

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