The number of employers whose employees have filed a complaint for not paying the Aguinaldo increases to 148, this according to the Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social.
Every salaried employee in both the private and public sector is to be paid the annual bonus which amounts to an average of one month’s salary during the preceding twelve. The last day to pay was December 20.
Employers not paying up expose themselves to economic sanctions by the Ministry of Labour.
According to minister Olmán Segura, the names of the companies will be made public once the cases are filed in court.
Last year a total of 295 companies had complaints filed against them.