San Jose employers in hot water for non-payment of SSS contributions

Ten employers in San Jose have been issued a show cause order for their failure to remit their counterpart for their employees’ Social Security System (SSS) contribution.

This action was taken during the simultaneous Race After Contribution Evaders (RACE) campaign conducted by the SSS Occidental Mindoro branch, which reminded employers of their obligations under the Social Security Act of 2018.

The SSS RACE team went to the employers in San Jose, with some business owners reporting changes in their workforce during the pandemic, which affected their ability to pay.

However, John Michael Gayo of SSS Occidental Mindoro explained that failing to fulfill SSS responsibilities could result in employees being unable to avail their SSS benefits.

Employers who received the show cause order must settle it within 15 days of receiving the document.

Additionally, SSS Branch Head Joey G. Monte de Ramos and CEO II Esmeralda S. Madriaga informed employers of programs such as condonation and reconstruction programs, which provide a flexible and lighter way to settle delinquency.

As of now, four employers have responded to the show cause order.

Monte de Ramos reported that their office noted a P2 million increase in delinquency collection in the first quarter of 2023 compared to the previous year, attributing the increase to the first RACE campaign conducted in the municipality in 2022.

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