Good Day Groworxers!
As you are aware, Groworx has placed its workforce to a Reduced Working Hours set-up in response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Many businesses all over the world have adapted various ways to alleviate the impact of COVID-19, and as we move forward, we are looking for ways to bring back everyone to our normal work standards.
With this, the allocated working hours of Groworxers (as of 29 May 2020) will remain as-is until 15 June 2020, unless there is a formal notice to adjust your allocation coming from your Manager and HR, through writing. We will be reviewing our position on / before 15 June 2020 and will update you with any changes as soon as we have it.
We do hope for your understanding during this situation, and rest assured that we are doing our best to normalise our business operations.
Thank you and have a great day!
Q: I’m in Reduced Working Hours and I received a notice last 18 May 2020 for my allocation until 31 May 2020, am I expecting to receive another letter until 15 June 2020?
A: As mentioned above, you will only be notified if there’s any changes to your allocation for 01 - 15 June 2020. If you didn’t receive any letter, meaning your allocation will be as-is.
Q: Is the Reduced Working Hours approach legal up to this date?
Q: I am a Probationary Employee but I don’t have any allocation as of the moment, how will my regularisation be affected?
A: Per Labor Advisory No. 14 Series 2020 and its clarification under Labor Advisory No. 14-A, the Quarantine period is not included in the probationary period only if you don’t have any allocation. Meaning your regularisation date will be adjusted in accordance with these Labor Advisories.
Q: What support can I get from the Government?
A: As of the moment, your HR Group is in close coordination with SSS to fix our SBWS issue. We still haven’t received any updates regarding our concern but we will notify you as soon as we have it. For other support, please connect with your Local Government Units, to check any available benefits for you.
Q: I am in reduced working hours, but I logged out later, as I am working on something, do I need to file a Certificate of Attendance to correct this?
A: No need to file a Certificate of Attendance as the Finance team is running the payroll based on the allocated hours and checking it against your Sprout and Avaza entries. Any discrepancies are being raised to your Managers for validation.
Q: How will my allocation impact my 13th month pay?
A: The calculation of the 13th month pay is based on actual earnings for the month, hence if you are in reduced hours, your 13th month pay will be affected. The Finance team will provide you the detailed breakdown of the computation of your 13th month pay upon release.
Q: I did not receive a holiday payment last 01 May 2020 (Labor Day) why is that so?
A: In compliance with the 2019 Handbook on Statutory Workers Benefits (page 13, under Regular Holidays), it was highlighted that:
“This means that the employee is entitled to at least 100% of his/her minimum wage rate even if he/she did not report for work, provided he/she is present or is on leave of absence with pay on the work day immediately preceding the holiday.”
Meaning, if the employee is in 0 allocation, he is deemed absent without pay on the work day preceding the holiday, hence he/she is not entitled for holiday payment.
Should you have any questions, feel free to file an Incident ticket in Beacon so we can formally address your concern. Thank you very much.