April 22, 2024

BANGUED, Abra – Eleven employers were issued orders by the Social Security System (SSS) Bangued for 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 Head Edward Urua said.

Urua said non-compliance may also be in the form of non-reporting or under-reporting of employees, 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 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. – Press release