philippines - Employment & Labour Law - News

House approves OFW Remittance Protection Bill

To further protect the hard-earned money of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), the House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 9032 or the proposed "Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) Remittance Protection Act" which seeks to grant discounts to their remittances to their families in the Philippines.
Date: 10 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Senate ratifies First Time Job-Seekers Assistance Bill

MANILA, Feb 6 (PNA) - The Senate on Wednesday ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the bill seeking to exempt fresh graduates and out-of-school youth from paying government fees and charges on documents needed for their job application.
Date: 06 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Employers' Group to regularize 200K Workers: DOLE

MANILA, Feb 6 (PNA) - Some 220,000 private sector employees of Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP)-member companies will be regularized in three years, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced on Wednesday.
Date: 06 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippines News Agency

DOLE to prioritize Reemployment of Hanjin Workers

MANILA, Jan 29 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday vowed to prioritize the reemployment of workers of the Hanjin Heavy Industries Construction Philippines (HHIC Phil.), who will be affected by the company’s rehabilitation.
Date: 29 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Bill establishing Office for Social Welfare Attaches for OFWs

The House Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs chaired by Rep. Jesulito Manalo (Party-list, ANGKLA) on Tuesday approved a substitute bill which seeks to create the office for social welfare attache for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
Date: 23 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House approves on Reading Bill raising Service Charge Collection Share of Employees

A proposal to grant employees of hotels, restaurants and similar establishments with higher share in the service charges being collected by business firms is nearing enactment into law as the House of Representatives unanimously approved the measure on third and final reading.
Date: 18 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

DOLE vows Aid for Workers displaced by Hanjin Bankruptcy

MANILA, Jan 15 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday vowed to assist 3,800 workers of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) who might be affected after the South Korean shipbuilder declared bankruptcy and applied for rehabilitation.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippines News Agency

MPD Official sacked for hitting 3 Cops

MANILA, Jan 11 (PNA) - An official of the Manila Police District was ordered relieved from his post after allegedly hitting three cops for allegedly refusing to follow orders during the feast of the Black Nazarene in Manila on Wednesday.
Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Duterte signs 'Work from Home' Law

MANILA, Jan 11 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law institutionalizing the rights of employees in the private sector who work from their homes. Under the Telecommuting Act, employers are required to give online workers the same rights, protection, and compensation as their counterparts who physically go to the office. “I ...
Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

More than 400K Workers became Regular under Duterte Admin

MANILA, Dec 27 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte’s issuance of an executive order protecting the right of the workers to security of tenure has resulted in the regularization of over 411,000 contractual employees, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Thursday.
Date: 27 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

CA allows Payment of Benefits to INP Retirees

MANILA, Dec 25 (PNA) - A ruling by the Court of Appeals (CA) has allowed the payment of pension benefits to retired members of the defunct Integrated National Police (INP).
Date: 25 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Over 400K Workers regularized from January to December: DOLE

MANILA, Dec 19 (PNA) - Over 400,000 contractual workers have been given permanent employment as part of the anti-"endo" campaign of the government, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported on Wednesday.
Date: 19 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

House OKs Bill lowering Government Retirement Age to 56

MANILA, Dec 10 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday overwhelmingly approved on third and final reading a measure lowering the optional retirement age of government employees from 60 to 56.
Date: 10 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Workers get Additional Pay on December 8

MANILA, Dec 7 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Friday said workers who will report to work on Saturday, December 8, a special non-working day as the country observes the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, will get an additional 30 percent in their salaries.
Date: 07 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Workers get Double Pay on November 30

MANILA, Nov 29 (PNA) - Private sector employees who will report for work on Friday, November 30, Andres Bonifacio Day, a regular holiday will receive 200 percent or double pay of their salary for the day, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Thursday.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOLE urged to follow Labor Code in hiring Foreigners

MANILA, Nov 28 (PNA) - A labor group on Wednesday urged the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to observe the Labor Code in providing alien employment permit (AEP) for foreign workers.
Date: 28 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

House ratifies Bicam Report on 105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave

The House of Representatives ratified the bicameral conference report on the bill that harmonized House Bill 4113 and Senate Bill 1305 or the “105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law,” which seeks to increase the maternity leave period to 105 days for female workers with an option to extend for an additional 30 days without pay, and granti ...
Date: 20 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Bill Further regulating Employment of Foreign Nationals passed on Second Reading

The House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 8368 which seeks to strengthen the regulation of employment of foreign nationals in the country.
Date: 16 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House Panel okays Bill lowering Retirement Age of Government Workers

MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - A bill lowering the optional retirement age of government employees from 60 to 56 years old hurdled committee level at the House of Representatives.
Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Minimum Wage Hike for NCR Workers takes effect November 22

MANILA, Nov 12 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday announced that the PHP25 increase in the minimum wage for workers in Metro Manila will take effect on November 22.
Date: 12 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Decision on Minimum Wage Increases due in March

BANGKOK, Feb 13 (NNT) - The final decision on Minimum Wage increases will be made in March, with new rates to vary in accordance with economic conditions in each province.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

No Violation of Ressa's Civil Rights: DOJ

MANILA, Feb 14 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday assured full protection of the civil rights of online news website Rappler's publisher Maria Ressa, who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a cyber libel complaint filed against her and the media firm by a private individual.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

DOTr inks Deal on Common Station Construction

MANILA, Feb 13 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday signed a contract with a private consortium for the construction of Area A of the Unified Grand Central Station (UGCS) or the common station which is located between SM North Edsa and Trinoma in Quezon City.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Men too face Sexual Harassment at Workplace

SUNGAI PETANI, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Men too have been recorded as being victims of sexual harassment at the workplace, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister, Hannah Yeoh.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

LHDN launches eProcurement System, Suppliers' Portal

CYBERJAYA, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has launched the eProcurement (eP) system and the Suppliers’ portal as a continuous effort to improve service delivery to suppliers or tenderers dealing with the agency.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Government affirms NCPO Order 2/2019 is Fake

BANGKOK, Feb 11 (NNT) - The Government has affirmed that the circulating NCPO Order 2/2019 is fake.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

ASEAN Secretariat calls for Nominations for ASEAN Prize 2019

Jakarta(ANTARA News) - Jakarta-based ASEAN Secretariat calls for nominations for the prestigious regional award ASEAN Prize 2019 acknowledging an individual`s or organization`s inspiring and outstanding achievements in fostering the ASEAN identity, promoting ASEAN spirit, and championing ASEAN way.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Thousands of Workers march for stronger Labour Laws

Thousands of workers on Sunday marched in downtown Yangon to demand that the country’s labour laws meet International Labour Organisation (ILO) standards.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

ASEAN NCAP labelling Guideline Compliance to become Compulsory from March 2020

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 12 (Bernama) - Starting March 1 next year, automotive companies selling motor vehicles in Malaysia will be compelled to comply with the ASEAN New Car Assessment Programme (ASEAN NCAP) Labelling Guideline.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

New Policies, Incentives needed under EAC to spur Investments

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - New policies and incentives must be formulated to encourage both domestic and foreign private investments for the newly minted Economic Action Council (EAC) to achieve its aim of stimulating sustainable growth.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

SC Chairman elected Vice Chair of International Organisation of Securities Commission

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) chairman Datuk Syed Zaid Albar has been elected vice-chair of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) Committee.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Economic Action Council formed

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) today announced the establishment of the Economic Action Council, which is tasked with scrutinising and making decisions regarding economic and financial affairs as well as the people's well-being.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

NGOs call for Speedy Passage of Information Freedom Law

A group of 19 non-governmental organisations and associations have urged the Kingdom’s legislative and executive bodies to expedite the passage of a draft law on freedom of information, which the group said had been delayed for years.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Najib's New Money Laundering Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The case of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak involving three additional charges of money laundering to the tune of RM27 million of SRC International funds will be heard in the High Court.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Labor Minister holds event to Promote Health Insurance

CHONBURI, Feb 8, (NNT) - The Ministry of Labour has held an event to promote health among insurance policyholders in Amata City Industrial Estate in Chonburi Province, providing medical check-ups for employees from various companies operating in the estate.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

CA Justice, Judge named to Court Rules Revision Body

MANILA, Feb 8 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has named two new members to the high court's committee on the revision of the Rules of Court.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Sabah Government should Consider amending Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997 - Lee Lam Thye

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 (Bernama) - The Sabah State Government should consider amending its Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997 to make the killing of fully protected animals as a strict liability offence, animal rights activist Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye urged.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Cases at Court in push to tackle Jail Overcrowding

A working group established to streamline court procedures, with the aim of resolving prison overcrowding, last week began sending cases to municipal and provincial courts throughout the country, Ministry of Justice spokesman Chin Malin said on Wednesday.

Read More