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ELA's Free Webinar on "Key Employment Issues for US Employers in the Hospitality Industry"

The Employment Law Alliance's free webinar on "Key Employment Issues for US Employers in the Hospitality Industry" will be on 11 September 2013.

Employment & Immigration Update 2013 2Q

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.

Employment & Immigration Update 2013 1Q

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.

Proposals for expanding positions reserved for Persons With Disabilities (

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.

Amended/New provisions of 2011 NLRC Rules of Procedure

Some amended/new provisions introduced by the NLRC En Banc Resolution No. 11-12 adopted on 16 November 2012 are:

Alien Social Integration Act of 2010

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 2012 4Q

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

Global Employer Handbook

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan has updated the Philippine Chapter of the Global Employer Handbook. Published by the Employment Law Alliance, the handbook is a free, online resource that features important, practical and current information on labor and employment laws around the world.

The ACR I-Card

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.

International Seafarers’ Bill of Rights

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.

DOLE Administrative Complaints Committee

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.

Tripartite Certificate of Compliance with Labor Standards

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.

MANDATORY CONCILIATION-MEDIATION FOR ALL LABOR CASES

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.