The Impact of Traffic on Businesses and Employees

JustPayroll Contributor        September 24, 2015
It’s no secret that the traffic in Manila is one of the more difficult things to come to terms with, and it’s expected to get worse and stay that way at least until next year. The cause of the increased traffic congestion is linked to the P2.3 trillion infrastructure development project that is already underway

Choosing Between the 9(g) Visa and SVEG

shane        September 24, 2015
Many foreign nationals who want to invest or work in the Philippines are soon presented with visa considerations, and obtaining the correct visa is vital when it comes to the longevity of a business or personal employment contract; after all, a business owner must be visible when running the business, while it is clearly a

Improving Employee Retention

JustPayroll Contributor        September 23, 2015
While the success of a company may rest on the business acumen of the owner and his board of directors, the fact remains that without employees to execute his ideas, there can be no true progress or success to speak of. Therefore, keeping employees motivated is imperative for every company, as uninspired employees produce sub-standard

Decoding Your Payslip: How Your Government-Mandated Benefits are Computed

JustPayroll Contributor        September 21, 2015
For those earning just slightly more than minimum wage, it is a struggle to budget their salaries with their expenses, which include their utility bills, food, and transportation expenses. Add these factors to the increasing costs of commodities in the country, as well as the schooling expenses of their children, and they often have more

The Economics of Non-working Holidays in the Philippines

JustPayroll Contributor        September 18, 2015
The Philippines has more non-working holidays when compared to other ASEAN nations. This year alone will see 20 public holidays, with the National Capital Region (NCR) earning an additional five-day reprieve for the Papal Visit back in January and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit. The number of 20 holidays doesn’t include local holidays on a municipal, city,

Philippines for Expats 101

JustPayroll Contributor        September 4, 2015
When you first arrive in the Philippines, it can be a lot to take in. There is an intensity to Metro Manila that you don’t see in other Southeast Asian capitals. Traffic, construction and an endless stream of commuters gives the city a buzz that never really really stops. The country has seen unprecedented economic

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