Last Updated on 04/27/2020 by FilipiKnow
Yes. Under the “Domestic Workers Act” or the “Batas Kasambahay”, a gardener is included under the definition of “kasambahay”. The said law provides that “kasambahays” are now entitled to receive a 13th-month pay.
According to Sec. 2, Rule I of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the said Kasambahay Law, the following types of househelp, whether on a live-in or live-out arrangement, are entitled to receive a 13th-month pay:
- general household;
- laundry person;
- any person who regularly performs domestic work in one house or on an occupational basis.
Even if your gardener reports to work only twice a week, it appears that he performs the work in your household regularly, thus, he comes within the definition of “kasambahay”.
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