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    Default Regalia Pay update

    Is the regalia pay still 1/12 of one months salary x the number of months employed in a year (3 mo. min.)?

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    Yes, and I it is to be paid on or before Dec. 20. I am not exactly sure about the 3 month minimum part.

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    I never heard of the 3 month minimum, I just paid out around 1,000,000 in regalia and there was no 3 month minimum taken into consideration.

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    Oh, and the way we did it was

    total_earned_during_year/12

    I heard of some more elaborate formulas but they come out the same in the end.

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    thanks to all, Merry Xmas

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    I think the 3 month minimum rule is there. Read this article on a different subject, but the 3 month rule is mentioned.

    http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/loc...dal-Clave-says

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    less than 3 months employed ath the moment of the regalia=no regalia.
    and yes, the years salary/12xmonths employed is the formula.
    happy holidays
    Mike

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    Incorrect - I was told by our labor lawyer that we pay 1/12 of earnings for everyone on staff.

    That 3 month min only comes into play if you let them go.

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    Yeah, I understand the regalia is a "derecho adquirido" and as such everybody gets it, no matter what.

    Even if they are serving jail time for robbing you with a gun they still get their Christmas pay.

    Even if they only worked for one day, they are still legally entitled to a twelfth of whatever you paid them for that day.

    If it only comes out to one or two pesos they may never come around asking for it, but thats a matter of convenience, not law.

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    According to my wife, even if someone works for for six months, and then quits they are still entitled to the 13th salary. 1/12 x money paid. For example a teacher working for my wife worked from January to May then quit and went to New York. She returned to the DR in November and my wife had to pay her 4 months wages divided by 12, even though she no longer works for her. Now many employers don't follow the rules and there are some employees that don't know their rights, but if you want to avoid the hassles of the Labour department- and you do, it is better to follow the rules.

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