Article 95 of the Labor Code provides that, “every employee who has rendered at least one (1) year of service shall be entitled to a yearly incentive leave of five (5) days with pay. This provision, however, does not apply to those enjoying vacation leave with pay of at least five (5) days.”
Regular teaching faculty employees are entitled to more or less 20 days of vacation leave during the summer months, often lump summed in April. The exact period of summer leave for teachers is determined before the closing of the school year, extension of which is decided by the school president and announced within the said time. The benefit is consumed within the prescribed period and may not be offset.
The summer leave is considered a vacation leave or a rest period for regular teachers who have served the school for 10 months in preparation for the next school year. In case of separation from the school during such period, unused vacation leaves shall be forfeited.
This benefit is non-convertible to cash and non-cumulative.
Licensed Teaching B employees on the other hand, are issued twenty (20) days of vacation leave upon the regularization of their employment to be consumed from June to May instead of the summer vacation in consideration of their work responsibilities during the summer months.
Staff employees of the school who have rendered at least 1 year of service are given ten (10) days of vacation leave the consumption of which falls within the months of June to May.
Vacation Leaves must be pre-approved and pre-filed for notable consideration. This benefit is non-convertible to cash and non-cumulative.
An employee who is unable to report for duty because of illness or injury is expected to make immediate notification of their superior regarding their absence. Sick leaves must be approved and attested by the school physician for consideration.
Sick leaves are granted to staff employees who have rendered at least 12 months or one year of consecutive service. Such employees are entitled to fifteen (15) days of leave from June to May provided that such absence has been duly approved by both the immediate superior and the school physician. This benefit is non cumulative and non convertible to cash.
Term contract teaching faculty of the school are entitled to two (2) days of sick leave for each school year, June to March, provided again that such leave is approved by concerned unit head. Regular teachers on the other hand are not entitled to a sick leave due to the provision of the absence bank.
Solo Parent Leave
Lifted from Handbook on Workers Statutory Monetary Benefits, 2010
Parental leave for solo parents is granted to any parent or individual who is left alone with the responsibility of parenthood due to:
1. Giving birth as a result of rape or, as used by the law, other crimes against chastity;
2. Death of spouse;
3. Spouse is detained or is serving sentence for a criminal conviction for at least one (1) year;
4. Physical and/or mental incapacity of spouse as certified by a public medical practitioner;
5. Legal separation or de facto separation from spouse for at least one (1) year: Provided that he/she is entrusted with the custody of the children;
6. Declaration of nullity or annulment of marriage as decreed by a court or by a church: Provided that he/she is entrusted with the custody of the children;
7. Abandonment of spouse for at least one (1) year;
8. Unmarried father/mother who has preferred to keep and rear his/her child/children, instead of having others care for them or give them up to a welfare institution;
9. Any other person who solely provides parental care and support to a child or children: Provided, that he/she is duly licensed as a foster parent by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) or duly appointed legal guardian by the court; and
10. Any family member who assumes the responsibility of head of family as a result of the death, abandonment, disappearance, or prolonged absence of the parents or solo parent: Provided, that such abandonment, disappearance, or prolonged absence lasts for at least one (1) year.
The parental leave, in addition to leave privileges under existing laws, shall be for seven (7) work days every year, with full pay, consisting of basic salary and mandatory allowances fixed by the Regional Wage Board, if any, provided that his/her pay shall not be less than the mandated minimum wage.
A solo parent employee shall be entitled to the parental leave, provided that:
1. He/she has rendered at least one (1) year of service, whether continuous or broken;
2. He/she has notified his/her employer that he/she will avail himself/herself of it, within a reasonable period of time; and
3. He/she has presented to his/her employer a Solo Parent Identification Card, which may be obtained from the DSWD office of the city or municipality where he/she resides.
In the event of the death of an immediate family member, employees of the school who have rendered at least 12 months or 1 year of service are entitled to seven (7) days of leave for recuperation and mourning for their loss while probationary teachers are extended five (5) days of leave. The following are considered as immediate family members:
Single Employee Married Employee
Mother Husband / Wife
In due consideration of familial relationships, married employees whose parents have passed, regardless of tenure, are entitled to five (5) days bereavement leave.
Documents pertaining to the loss of the loved one must be presented upon filing for the leave for records purposes.
An expecting female employee who has rendered an aggregate of six months for the last twelve months immediately preceding the expected delivery or the complete abortion or miscarriage is granted maternity leave with full pay provided that she has given the required notification to SSS through the school and that the school has paid at least three monthly contributions within the 12-month period immediately before the semester of contingency.
The maternity benefit will paid only for the first four (4) complete deliveries, abortion and miscarriages are not included.
Depending on the nature of delivery the employee may be on leave for the following number of days as mandated by the Labor Code (Art. 133):
Normal sixty (60) calendar days
Miscarriage sixty (60) calendar days
Cesarean seventy-eight (78) calendar days
Upon recovery, the female employee is expected to return to service during the prescribed and agreed date.
Expectant fathers are given seven (7) working days to assist in the recuperation of his wife and child after as mandated in the Paternity Leave Act of 1996 (R.A. 8187).
This benefit is granted to fathers for the first four (4) deliveries of his legitimate wife.
Service Leaves are granted to regular employees who have rendered at least ten (10) years of continued service to the school. A service leave maybe filed for a period of twelve (12) consecutive months or one (1) school year, wherein the employee is exempted from reporting to work without pay but is subject for reinstatement thereon after without any diminution in pay, benefits and incentives.
An employee may only for a Service Leave once in every 10 years of service unless otherwise approved and advised by management.
Employees filing for Service Leave must signify interest to return to service before the end of the twelve (12) months, otherwise, such neglect may result to absence without leave and non-renewal of employment.
Other Forms of Leaves / Breaks / Vacations
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