Night Workers

Night Workers

Night worker means any employed person whose work requires performance of a substantial number of hours of night work which exceeds a specified limit. This limit shall be fixed by the Secretary of Labor after consulting the workers’ representatives/labor organizations and employers. 1. Concepts “’Night worker” – means any employed person whose work requires performance…

Learners

Learners

Learners are workers hired as trainees in semi-skilled and other industrial occupations which are non-apprenticeable and which may be learned through practical training on the job in a relatively short period of time which shall not exceed three (3) months. 1. Concepts “Learners” – are persons hired as trainees in semi-skilled and other industrial occupations…

Apprentices

Apprentices

Apprentices are workers covered by an apprenticeship agreement involving an apprenticeable occupation which requires more than three (3) months of practical training on the job supplemented by related theoretical instruction. 1. Concepts “Apprenticeship” – means practical training on the job supplemented by related theoretical instruction. (Article 58[a], P.D. 442, Labor Code) “Apprentice” – is a…

Hepatitis B Test

Hepatitis B Test

1. What is a pre-employment requirement? A pre-employment requirement is one that is required to be done as part of the requirements prior to employment. It may be in the form of documentary submission, a medical examination, or an assessment or evaluation of an individual’s knowledge, skills, and competence. 2. Pre-employment requirement as a management…

Drug Test

Drug Test

Making a job applicant take a drug test as a pre-employment requirement is an exercise of management prerogative. What’s the legal basis? It appears that there is confusion on the legal basis for drug test as a pre-employment requirement. While random drug testing for those who are already employees is clearly provided for in Republic…

Project Employment Contract

Project Employment Contract

Summary ⦁ A project employment contract is an employment arrangement between an employer and a project employee wherein the latter’s employment has been fixed for a specific project or undertaking. ⦁ The project’s completion or termination should be determined or determinable at the time of the engagement of the project employee. ⦁ The existence of…

Casual Employment Contract

Casual Employment Contract

Summary ⦁ A casual employment contract is an employment arrangement between an employer and a casual employee wherein the latter performs work that is incidental to the business. ⦁ Casual employees are those who perform work that is incidental to the business of the employer. ⦁ The employment of casual employees should not exceed twelve…