SSS enforces employer compliance in Bangued

SSS enforces employer compliance in Bangued

Photo shows SSS Bangued’s Accounts Management Section Head Milton John Verzola (right) and Accounts Officer Daisy Mae Cariño (left), as they discuss the payment options to one of the employers. RACE is an institutional campaign of SSS aiming to remind all employers to strictly adhere to their legal obligations and not to compromise their workers’ social security benefits (SSS File Photo)

BANGUED, Abra – Eleven employers received written orders from the Social Security System (SSS) Bangued branch ordering the immediate settlement of their contribution delinquencies to avoid the hassle of legal proceedings in court.

“Failure to remit the premium contributions of their employees and register their businesses with SSS are grave violations of the Social Security Law. These infractions committed by these employers tainted their records in SSS with accumulated delinquencies and penalties of over P1.43 million,” SSS Bangued Branch Head Edward Urua said.

Urua also cited that non-compliance may also be in the form of non-reporting or under-reporting of employees, and non-submission of required documents such as collection lists and payrolls. “Commission of any of these acts hampers the delivery of SSS benefits to their respective employees,” Urua added.

Employers were given 15 days upon receipt of the order to settle their delinquencies which may be through the Contribution Penalty Condonation Program. Failure to do so will cause the branch to endorse the matter to the SSS Legal Department for filing of criminal case. If found guilty, the employer may be subjected to six to 12 years imprisonment and a fine of not less than P5,000 but not more than P20,000. (PR)