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Practical Law Company has published a table on drug/substance abuse testing of employees, which sets out whether or not employers can carry out drug/substance abuse testing on employees both before they are employed, and during their employment in 28 jurisdictions.
Multilaw's Labour & Employment practice group has produced a new 2014 edition of "How to Hire and Fire: A Global Guide." With content contributed by experienced employment lawyers from Multilaw member firms, the eBook provides a simple way for HR practitioners and clients to get a quick, uncomplicated overview of basic employment law information from jurisdictions around the world. The book reflects the law in each jurisdiction as of January 1, 2014. Jurisdictions covered by the 2014 edition include Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Ecuador, European Union, Germany, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, Oman, Paraguay, and Philippines, among others. The Philippine chapter was written by SyCipLaw partner Leslie C. Dy. Visit the Multilaw website to access and download the file: www.multilaw.com/hire-and-fire/#2-3.
The Employment Law Alliance's free webinar on "Key Employment Issues for US Employers in the Hospitality Industry" will be on 11 September 2013.
Vol. XI, Issue 2 of the Employment & Immigration Update newsletter focuses on the Domestic Workers Act or Batas Kasambahay Implementing Rules. The issue also contains information on recent Supreme Court decisions, labor and immigration news, and SyCipLaw updates.
Vol. XI, Issue 1 of the Employment & Immigration Update newsletter focuses primarily on the salient provisions of the Domestic Workers Act or Batas Kasambahay. The issue also contains information on recent Supreme Court decisions.
Pending consideration by Congress is Senate Bill No. 3371 which seeks to amend Section 5 of Republic Act No. 7277, as amended, otherwise known as the “Magna Carta for Persons With Disability”. A counterpart measure in the House of Representatives is House Bill No. 5475.
Some amended/new provisions introduced by the NLRC En Banc Resolution No. 11-12 adopted on 16 November 2012 are:
Pending consideration by the Congress is House Bill No. 3591, otherwise known as the “Alien Social Integration Act of 2010”, which aims to grant legal residency status to certain aliens in the Philippines under certain conditions.
Employment & Immigration Update newsletter (Vol. X, Issue 4) includes information on:
• Information Governance
• Alien Social Integration Act of 2010
• Amended/New provisions of 2011 NLRC Rules of Procedure
• Proposals for expanding positions reserved for PWDs
• Child Labor-Free Establishment (CLFE) Certificate
• Other Immigration and Firm Updates
In a notice issued by Commissioner Ricardo A. David, Jr. of the Bureau of Immigration (BI), which was published on page 4 of the Manila Bulletin on 27 August 2012, it explained that the Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card (ACR I-Card) is evidence of a lawful sojourn/residence in the Philippines and serves as a re-entry and exit permit to and from the Philippines.
The Philippines officially became the 30th member-state of the International Labor Organization (ILO) to ratify the Maritime Labor Convention 2006 (MLC 2006), dubbed the international seafarers’ bill of rights.
The Administrative Complaints Committee (ACC) formed under DOLE Administrative Order No. 313 signed on 25 September 2012 is tasked to evaluate complaints “against all DOLE officials and employees who are non-presidential appointees” and recommend submission for preliminary investigation.
The Tripartite Certificate of Compliance with Labor Standards (TCCLS) provided under Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Department Order No. 115-A Series of 2012 dated 10 September 2012 is the first level seal of good housekeeping issued by the DOLE Regional Office to enrolled establishments.
Department Order No. 107-10, series of 2010 (“DO 107-10”) of the Philippines’ Department of Labor and Employment (“DOLE”), which became effective on October 24, 2010, now prescribes a 30-day mandatory conciliation-mediation service for all labor cases.