Employee’s length of service refers to the duration of time that the employee has been under the employ of the same employer or company. It is an important factor used in the computation of separation pay.

In the computation of separation pay, length of service begins from the time of employee’s engagement up to the date of his termination. A fraction of at least 6 months shall be considered as one whole year.

However, only the employee’s last continuous years of service should be considered in the computation (See Carandang vs. Dulay; Also Sta. Catalina College vs. NLRC; Phil. Tobacco Flue-Curing vs. NLRC.)

See also Security of Tenure.

Caveat: Subsequent court and administrative rulings, or changes to, or repeal of, laws, rules and regulations may have rendered the whole or part of this article inaccurate or obsolete.