Debt Collection Industry

Debt Collection Industry

1. Concepts “Collection Entity” or “Agency” – refers to a person or entity engaged in purely collection services on delinquent and/or past due accounts of clients through negotiations by telephone and/or personal field visits. (Section 2[a], Rule I DOLE Department Order No. 155, Series of 2016) “Collector” – refers to a person engaged by a…

FAQ: Contracting via Individuals as Independent Contractors

FAQ: Contracting via Individuals as Independent Contractors

Answers to frequently asked questions on individuals as independent contractors in the Philippines. 1. Are individuals who are independent contractors considered as employees? No, individuals who are independent contractors are not employees. They are engaged in the business of providing services through their special skills, expertise, or talent. 2. What is the consequence if there…

Cases: Contracting via Individuals as Independent Contractors

Cases: Contracting via Individuals as Independent Contractors

These are the related Labor Law Cases or Jurisprudence. 1. Concept a. Unique skills and talents Sonza v. ABS-CBN Broadcasting CorporationG.R. No. 138051, 10 June 2004Independent contractors often present themselves to possess unique skills, expertise or talent to distinguish them from ordinary employees. The specific selection and hiring of [Complainant], because of his unique skills,…

Contracting via Individuals as Independent Contractors

Contracting via Individuals as Independent Contractors

Independent contractors are individuals who offer their services for a fee to a client/principal in the form of a business and thus they are not considered as employees but as professionals, talents, or freelancers. 1. Concept “Independent Contractor”– refers to an individual or a registered business offers services for a fee to a client/principal. (NB:…

Employment Terms and Conditions, Private Security

Employment Terms and Conditions, Private Security

1. Employer-employee relationship The Security Service Contractor / Private Security Agency (SSC/PSA) is the employer of its security guards and other private security personnel on duty detail to a principal or client under a Service Agreement. (Section 3.1, D.O. No. 150, Series of 2016) NB: 1) Private Security Personnel – refers to natural persons, including…

SSC/PSA Responsibilities and Liabilities, Private Security

SSC/PSA Responsibilities and Liabilities, Private Security

1. Solidary Liability and Responsibilities The Security Service Contractor / Private Security Agency (SSC/PSA) and its principal or client shall be jointly and solidarily liable with each other in any of the following circumstances: 1) When the SSC/PSA fails to pay the wages of its security guards and other private security personnel, the principal or…