Employment bond

“Employment bond” – refers to a contractual stipulation requiring an employee to stay employed with the employer for a certain length of time, and it often comes with a penalty if the employment duration is not complied with.

Tests on employer-employee relationship

1. Concept The tests on employer-employee relationship are designed to address the issue on whether there is an employer-employee relationship between a complainant alleging that he/she is an employee and the Company stating otherwise. The dispute on the employment status of an individual arises due to several reasons, such as misclassification, incorrect contract, and as […]

Women

Discrimination against women is prohibited. 1. Concepts “Women” – as contemplated by current labor law refers to workers who are anatomically or biologically classified as a female. 2. Facilities for Women The Secretary of Labor and Employment shall establish standards that will ensure the safety and health of women employees. In appropriate cases, he shall, […]

Minors

Minors – refer to individuals who are below legal age. 1. Concepts “Child” or “Children” refers to person below eighteen (18) years of age or those over but are unable to fully take care of themselves or protect themselves from abuse, neglect, cruelty, exploitation or discrimination because of a physical or mental disability or condition. […]

Homeworkers

Industrial workers are those who perform work in or about a home. 1. Concepts “Employer of homeworkers” – includes any person, natural or artificial who, for his account or benefit, or on behalf of any person residing outside the country, directly or indirectly, or through an employee, agent contractor, sub-contractor or any other person: 1) […]

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 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 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 […]

FAQ: Independent Contractor – Individuals

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. Are individuals who are independent contractors considered as employees? No, individuals who are independent contractors are not employees. They are […]

Independent Contractors – Individuals

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: […]