Agriculture or Non-Agriculture Establishment?
Is your establishment agricultural or non-agricultural?
The answer will determine the applicable minimum wage. What is then the definition of agricultural and non-agricultural establishment?
The Implementing Rules of R.A. 6727 (Wage Rationalization Act) provides for the definition:
“Agriculture” refers to farming in all its branches and among others, includes the cultivation and tillage of the soil, production, cultivation, growing and harvesting of any agricultural or horticultural commodities, dairying, raising of livestock or poultry, the culture of fish and other aquatic products in farms or ponds, and any activities performed by a farmer or on a farm as an incident to or in conjunction with such farming operations, but does not include the manufacturing and/or processing of sugar, coconut, abaca, tobacco, pineapple, aquatic or other farm products.
Non-agricultural establishments are those which are excluded in the above definition.
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