The payment may be demanded by the employee upon the cessation of employment.
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With the removal of the salary ceiling, all rank and file employees become entitled to a 13th month pay regardless of the amount of their monthly basic salary (unless their employers are exempted from the application of PD 851).
Managerial employees are excluded from the coverage of the law.
Employees paid on a purely commission basis are not entitled to 13th month pay.