Labor Arbiter

Summary

▪ The Labor Arbiter has original and exclusive jurisdiction of certain labor cases.

▪ The jurisdiction of the Labor Arbiter is different from the DOLE Regional Director.

▪ The Labor Arbiter’s order of reinstatement is immediately executory.

1. Concept

Labor Arbiter – resolves labor complaints before the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC).

2. Labor Arbiter’s Jurisdiction

a. Original and exclusive jurisdiction of the Labor Arbiter

The Labor Arbiter has original and exclusive jurisdiction for the following:

1) Unfair labor practice cases

2) Termination disputes;

3) If accompanied with a claim for reinstatement, those cases that workers may file involving wages, rates of pay, hours of work and other terms and conditions of employment;

4) Claims for actual, moral, exemplary and other forms of damages arising from the employer-employee relations;

5) Cases arising from any violation of Article 279 (formerly 264) of the Labor Code, as amended, including questions involving the legality of strikes and lockouts;

6) Except claims for Employees Compensation, Social Security, Medicare and maternity benefits, all other claims arising from employer-employee relations, including those of persons in domestic or household service, involving an amount exceeding five thousand pesos (P5,000.00) regardless of whether accompanied with a claim for reinstatement;

7) Wage distortion disputes in unorganized establishments not voluntarily...

 



Already a subscriber? Log in below. Not yet a member? Subscribe.
By subscribing, you help maintain this website.

 

Similar Posts