SSS suing 8,500 employers for nonpayment, etc.

An official of the Social Security System (SSS) warns erring employers to take action on complaints filed against them to avoid legal charges, or take the necessary action should cases has been filed against them.

Lawyer Renato Cuisia, head of the Operations and Legal Service Division of SSS Main Office, in coordination with the Philippine National Police (PNP) of Cauayan City in Isabela province conducted a Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE) Campaign to serve warrant of arrest to erring employers, in presence of various media practioners from the region.

Cuisa said of the three million SSS employer members, about 8,500 have pending cases in court and most of them are active.

He said this is a difficult job for the SSS since most of the accused are not present during the operation but he assured that they will run after them.

“I urged them employers to settle their obligations. We are giving them enough time to settle their obligations,” Cuisia said.
He however, said that filing of cases is SSS' last resort.

"We still want all complaints to be settled so that it will no longer reach the court sine the Agency has filed so many cases already," he added.

SOURCE: Gene V. Baquiran (2018). SSS to employers: Settle obligations to avoid legal charges. Gene V. Baquiran. Philippine Information Agency (MDCT/GVB/PIA 2-Cagayan). Published On November 23, 2018.