Labor Law Codal Law Books by Rex Book Store. Labor Code of the Philippines: Presidential Decree No. , as Amended, Full- service law firm in the Philippines with worldwide affiliates. Visit CHAN ROBLES . Name of Decree. – This Decree shall be known as the “Labor Code of the Philippines”. ARTICLE 2. Date of effectivity. – This Code shall take effect six (6) months.

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Provided, That the institution of any criminal action under this provision shall not bar the aggrieved employee from filing an entirely separate and distinct action for money claims, which may include claims for damages and other affirmative reliefs.

The minimum wag e rate s fo r ag ricultural and no n-ag ricultural e mplo ye e s and wo rke rs in e ach and e ve ry re g io n o f the co untry shall b e tho se pre scrib e d b y the Re g io nal Tripartite Wag e s and Pro ductivity Bo ards. The Council shall call upon any agency of the Government or the private sector to assist in this effort. The members representing the employers and the members representing the workers shall be chosen from among the kabor of workers organizations and employers organizations, respectively.

In order to integrate the national manpower development efforts, all manpower training schemes as provided for in this Code shall be coordinated with the Council, particularly those having to do with the setting of skills standards.

In addition, the President shall appoint the following members from the private sector: For purposes of this Article, the term “child” shall apply to all persons under eighteen 18 years of age. In addition thereto such conviction shall cause the automatic forfeiture of the bond — cash as well as surety — in favor of the special fund for the promotion of the objectives of the Overseas Employment Development Board or the National Seamen Board, as the case th be, and also the automatic revocation of the license or authority and all permits and privileges granted to such person or entity under this Title: Only employers in the highly technical industries may employ apprentices and only in apprenticeable occupations approved by the Secretary of Labor and Employment.

If the latter is phioippines prepared to assume the responsibility, the same may be delegated to an appropriate government agency. In case o f cance llatio n, no thing he re in shall re strict the rig ht o f the unio n to se e k just and e q uitab le re me die s in the appro priate co urts. All wo rke rs paid b y re sult, including tho se who are paid o n pie ce wo rk, takay, pakyaw o r task b asis, shall re ce ive no t le ss than the pre scrib e d wag e rate s pe r e ig ht 8 ho urs o f wo rk a day, o r a pro po rtio n the re o f fo r wo rking le ss than e ig ht 8 ho urs.

In coordination with other agencies of the government engaged in the promotion of family planning, the Department of Labor and Employment shall develop and prescribe incentive bonus schemes vode encourage family planning among female workers in any establishment or enterprise. Provided, howeverThat if the offender is a corporation, partnership, association, or entity, the penalty shall laobr imposed upon the guilty lxbor or officers, as the phillppines may be, of the corporation, partnership, association or entity; and codf such guilty officer is an alien, phikippines addition to the penalties herein prescribed, he shall be deported without further proceedings.

Labor Code of the Philippines

The benefit shall be paid for not more than the period designated in the following schedules:. The am endm ent deleted the requirem ent for the Labor Arbiters to be appointed by the President upon recom m endation of the Com m ission en banc to a specific arbitration branch, preferably in the region where they are residents and that the Labor Arbiters who are presently holding office in the region where they are residents shall be deem ed appointed thereat.


Permission given to the employee to go on leave on some other day of the week shall not exempt the employer from paying the additional compensation rhe in this Chapter. Where the nature of the work requires the manual skill and dexterity of women workers and the same cannot be performed with equal efficiency by male workers.

No rmal Ho urs o f Wo rk. Any dispute arising the re fro m shall b e se ttle d thro ug h the Natio nal Co nciliatio n and Me diatio n Bo ard and, if it re mains unre so lve d afte r te n 10 cale cdoal days o f co nciliatio n, shall b e re fe rre d to the appro priate b ranch o f the Natio nal Lab o r Re latio ns Co mmissio n NLRC.

To determine appropriate minimum age and other standards for retirement or termination in special occupations such as those of flight attendants and philipines like. To secure the best possible terms and conditions of employment of Filipino contract workers on a government-to-government basis and to ensure compliance therewith. Upon lzbor and verification of such petition, it shall be mandatory for the Bureau to conduct a certification election for the purpose of determining the representative of the employees in the appropriate bargaining unit and certify the winner as the exclusive collective bargaining phhilippines of all the employees in the unit.

No deduction from the deposits of an employee for the actual amount of the loss or damage shall be made unless the employee has been heard thereon, and his responsibility has been clearly shown.

The Co mmissio cosal shall have the fo llo wing po we rs and functio ns: It is the policy of the State:. In cases where the employer is authorized by law or regulations issued by the Secretary of Labor and Employment.

Preliminary Title : Labor Code of the Philippines : Presidential Decree No. , as Amended

Such fe e s shall b e de po site d in the Natio nal Tre asury as a spe cial acc o unt o f the Ge ne ral Fund, fo r the pro mo tio n o f the o b je ctive s o f the Bure au o f Emplo yme ,abor Se rvice s, sub je ct to the pro visio ns o f Se ctio n 40 o f Pre side ntial De cre e No. Pro vide dThat the e mplo ye rs shall re vie w the e mplo yme nt co ntracts o f the ir ho use he lpe rs e ve ry thre phklippines 3 ye ars with the e nd in vie w o f impro ving the te rms and co nditio ns the re o f.

To influence or to attempt to influence any person or entity not to employ any worker who has not applied for employment through his agency. Where the women employees are immediate members of the family operating the establishment or undertaking; and.

To determine and fix minimum wage rates applicable in their regions, provinces or industries therein and to issue the corresponding wage orders, subject to guidelines issued by the Commission.

Re sp o nsib ility fo r The o re tic al Instruc tio n. The Se cre tary o f Lab o r and Emplo yme nt may autho rize the hiring o f appre ntice s witho ut co mpe nsatio n who se training o n the jo b is re q uire d b y the scho o l o r training pro g ram curriculum o r as re q uisite fo r g raduatio n o r b o ard e xaminatio n. In any proceeding before the Commission or any Labor Arbiter, the parties may be represented by legal counsel but it shall be the duty of the chairman, any Commissioner or any Labor Arbiter to exercise complete control of the proceedings at all stages.

In cases of urgent work to be performed on the machinery, equipment, or installation, to avoid serious loss which the employer would otherwise suffer.

Codals, et al. – P.D. Labor Code of the Philippines

Foreign service role and participation. In so pro hib iting o r re strictinghe may make appro priate distinctio ns b e twe e n lab o r-o nly co ntracting and jo b co ntracting as we ll as diffe re ntiatio ns within the se type s o f co ntracting and de te rmine who amo ng the partie s invo lve d shall b e co nside re d the e mplo ye r fo r purpo se s o f this Co deto pre ve nt any vio latio n o r circumve ntio n o f any pro visio n o f this Co de.


Where the woman employee holds a responsible position of managerial or technical nature, or where the woman employee has been engaged to provide health and welfare services. To undertake studies, researches and surveys necessary for the attainment of its functions and objectives, and to collect and compile data and periodically disseminate information on wages and productivity and other related information, including, but not limited to, employment, cost-of-living, labor costs, investments and returns.

The Se cre tary o f Lab o r shall the n de te rmine if the y are e ntitle d to an e mplo yme nt pe rmit.

Ho urs wo rke d shall include a all time during which an e mplo ye e is re q uire d to b e o n duty o r to b e at a pre scrib e d wo rkplace ; and b all time during which an e mplo ye e is suffe re d o r pe rmitte d to wo rk.

Mand ato ry Fac ilitie s. The monthly income benefit provided herein shall be the new amount of the monthly income benefit for the surviving beneficiaries upon the approval of this decree. Where services of foreign technicians are utilized by private companies in apprenticeable trades, said companies are required to set up appropriate apprenticeship programs.

Every collective bargaining agreement shall designate in advance an arbitrator or panel of arbitrators or include a provision making the selection of such arbitrator or panel of arbitrators definite and certain when the need arises.

Institution of Civil Actions. Provided, That the Commission, SSS and GSIS may disburse each year not more than twelve percent of the contribution and investment earnings collected for operational expenses, including occupational health and safety programs, incidental to the carrying out of this Title. In any pro ce e ding b e fo re the Co mmissio n o r any Lab o r Arb ite r, the partie s may b e re pre se nte d b y le g al co unse l b ut it shall b e the duty o f the Chairman, any Pre siding Co mmissio ne r o r Co mmissio ne r o r any Lab o r Arb ite r to e xe rcise co mple te co ntro l o f the pro ce e ding s at all stag e s.

The regional minimum wages to be established by the Regional Board shall be as nearly adequate as is economically feasible to maintain the minimum standards of living necessary for the health, efficiency and general well-being of the employees within the framework of the national economic and social development program.

The Se cre tary o f Lab o r and Emplo yme nt shall pro vide b y appro priate re g ulatio ns the se rvice s that shall b e re q uire d whe re the numb e r o f e mplo ye e s do e s no t e xce e d fifty 50 and shall de te rmine b y appro priate o rde r, hazardo us wo rkplace s fo r purpo se s o f this Article ; b The se rvice s o f a full-time re g iste re d nursea part-time physician and de ntist, and an e me rg e ncy clinic, whe n the numb e r o f e mplo ye e s e xce e ds two hundre d b ut no t mo re than thre e hundre d ; and c The se rvice s o f a full-time physician, de ntist and a full-time re g iste re d nurse as we ll as a de ntal clinic and an infirmary o r e me rg e ncy ho spital with o ne b e d capacity fo r e ve ry o ne hundre d e mplo ye e s whe n the numb e r o f e mplo ye e s e xce e ds thre e hundre d Eme rg e nc y O ve rtime Wo rk.

Regulation of industrial homeworkers. The Secretary of Labor shall then determine if they are entitled to an employment permit. The Secretary of Labor and Employment may authorize the hiring of apprentices without compensation whose training on the job is required by the school or training program curriculum or as requisite for graduation or board examination.

Determination of Land Value. The amount of benefit shall not exceed fifty pesos P50 for a minor operation, two hundred pesos P for a medium operation and five hundred pesos P for a major operation.