With the removal of the salary ceiling, all rank and file employees become entitled to a 13th month pay regardless of the amount of their monthly basic salary (unless their employers are exempted from the application of PD 851).
Managerial employees are excluded from the coverage of the law.
Thus, if an employee works in two or more private firms, he is entitled to the pay from both or all of them.
If he is a government employee, but works part time in a private enterprise, he is entitled to 13th month pay from the private enterprise.
An employer, however, may give to his employees one half of the required 13th month pay before the opening of the regular school year and the other half on before the 24th of December of every year.
The frequency of payment of this monetary benefit may be the subject of agreement between the employer and the recognized/collective bargaining agent of the employees.
Employees paid on a purely commission basis are not entitled to 13th month pay.
It provides that a managerial employee is one who is vested with powers of prerogatives to lay down and execute management policies and/or to hire, transfer, suspend, lay-off, recall discharge, assign or discipline employees, or to effectively recommend such managerial actions.
All employees not falling within this definition are considered rank-and-file employees.
The 13th month pay shall be in the amount not less than 1/12 of the total earned by the employee within the calendar year.
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The payment may be demanded by the employee upon the cessation of employment.