Labour Code: Unethical practices of employers in food industry? [Shakey's]

Lawyer here but I unfortunately do not specialize in Labor Law. However, the matter on wages appears to violate Section 113 of the Labor Code on wage deduction.

Under Section 113 of the Labor Code, there are only 3 instances where wage deduction is allowed:

  1. To pay for insurance;
  2. For union dues; and
  3. If the deduction is authorized by law or by DOLE regulations.

I highly suggest you call the DOLE hotlines (I think they're 24/7) for clarification on the legality of the practices and possible recourse available to you. I have inquired with them recently and they're always very responsive. You always have the option to keep yours/other parties' identities anonymous when making your query.

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