DOLE Regional Director

The Regional Director of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE Regional Director) has jurisdiction over certain cases. The DOLE Regional Director has the power to determine the existence of employer-employee relationship.

1. Concept

The Regional Director of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE Regional Director) has jurisdiction over certain cases.

2. DOLE Regional Director Jurisdiction

1) Small monetary claims

2) Labor standards cases

3) Occupational safety and health standards (OSHS) violations;

4) Union registration and cancellations;

5) Violations of Article 250 of the Labor Code (Rights and Conditions of Membership in a Labor Organization);

6) Complaints against private recruitment and placement agencies (PRPAs) for local employment;

7) Voluntary arbitration cases submitted to them for resolution in their capacity as Ex-Officio Voluntary Arbitrators (EVAs) (DOLE D.O. No. 83-07, Series of 2007).

a. Small monetary claims

Recovery of wages and other monetary claims and benefits, including legal interest owing to an employee or person employed in domestic or household service or househelper, arising from employer-employee relations; Provided, the aggregate money claims of each complainant do not exceed Five Thousand Pesos (Php5,000.00) (Article 129, Labor Code)

b. Labor standards cases

Labor standards cases resulting the visitorial and enforcement powers of the DOLE Secretary exercised through inspections/audits (Arti...

 



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