DOLE Programs for Learners and Apprentices

The following is a summary of the salient provisions of various DOLE employment programs for learners, apprentices, students and at-risk youths. Although designed to develop occupational skills of the youth for better employment opportunities, these programs may address the needs of the employer for flexible labor and lower labor cost. It will also benefit employers … Continue reading DOLE Programs for Learners and Apprentices

Permissible Contracting under DOLE D.O. 174-17

Last week, I posted my first look at DOLE's Department Order No. 174-17, which supersedes Department Order No. 18-A, series of 2011, or the Rules and Regulations Implementing Article 106 to 109 of the Labor Code (otherwise known as the Law on Labor Contracting or Subcontracting).     I've made further comparisons between D.O. 18-A … Continue reading Permissible Contracting under DOLE D.O. 174-17

CHANGES TO THE RULES ON LEGITIMATE CONTRACTING UNDER D.O. 174-17

A FIRST LOOK AT DEPARTMENT ORDER NO. 174-17 IMPLEMENTING ARTICLES 106 TO 109 OF THE LABOR CODE SUBSTANTIAL CAPITAL (Section 3 (l)) Substantial Capital has been increased to paid-up capital stock/shares of 5 Million Pesos for corporations, partnerships and cooperatives; in the case of single proprietorship, a net worth of at least 5 Million Pesos … Continue reading CHANGES TO THE RULES ON LEGITIMATE CONTRACTING UNDER D.O. 174-17

Vicarious Liability: Employer’s Liability for Acts of its Employees

I. CONCEPT GENERAL RULE: Whoever committed the act or omission causing damage to another is liable for such damage to the injured person. EXCEPTION: In the doctrine of vicarious liability, another person is made responsible for the acts or omissions of another. The essence is the relationship between the person responsible and the one who … Continue reading Vicarious Liability: Employer’s Liability for Acts of its Employees

Polyfoam-RGC International Corporation and Precilla A. Gramaje vs. Edgardo Concepcion G.R. No. 172349, June 13, 2012

FACTS            : Concepcion was hired by Polyfoam as an all-around factory worker and served as such for almost six years. One day, when Concepcion reported for work, he discovered that his time card was not in the rack and he was later informed by the security guard that he could no longer punch his time … Continue reading Polyfoam-RGC International Corporation and Precilla A. Gramaje vs. Edgardo Concepcion G.R. No. 172349, June 13, 2012