Industrial Relations

27 Jan 2022 – 2022 HR trends in PH

Published by rudy Date posted on January 27, 2022

By Ernie Cecilia DPM January 27, 2022 PH’s future of work On January 21, Executive Director Ebb Hinchliffe of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (AmCham) hosted a discussion among selected industry leaders on the implications of “Future of Work” on American businesses in the Philippines. As chairman of AmCham’s Human Capital Committee…

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The Supreme Court’s opinion on cell phone privacy is a must-read for all employers

Published by rudy Date posted on June 27, 2014

Why was this case important for employers? For the first time, our highest court is recognizing, in great detail, the significant privacy interests we expect in our mobile devices.

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CA cuts salary hike awarded by Dole to Fasap members

Published by rudy Date posted on June 9, 2014

THE Court of Appeals (CA) has maintained its earlier decision to slash by more than half the P220-million total wage increases that the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) earlier awarded to members of the Philippine Airlines’s Flight Attendants and Stewards Association of the Philippines (Fasap).

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Labor arbiters dismiss complaints against GMA Network

Published by rudy Date posted on January 24, 2014

A series of labor complaints filed by thirty-one (31) cameramen and assistant cameramen for regularization and subsequently, illegal dismissal and non-payment of wages and/or backwages were dismissed in favor of broadcast company GMA Network, Inc. (GMA).

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Performance management and the pony express

Published by rudy Date posted on November 25, 2013

Microsoft has decided to dump the practice of rating individuals’ performance on a numerical scale – a decision I applauded in a recent post. I argued that such rating systems don’t accomplish the task managers expect from them, which is to accelerate the performance of their people. At best, they serve other goals: allocating compensation…

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Published by rudy Date posted on November 14, 2013

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Employees older than you are? How to win respect

Published by rudy Date posted on July 31, 2013

As larger numbers of Millennials move into management jobs, some face resentment from former peers with more experience. Alas, there’s no quick fix.

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Published by rudy Date posted on February 23, 2013

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More CBAs clinched outside NCMB — DoLE

Published by rudy Date posted on January 16, 2013

The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) reported that the number of collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) concluded at the plant level continues to rise and cited the industrial peace the country enjoys at present.

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Worker regularity based on nature of job, not the written employment contract

Published by rudy Date posted on January 16, 2013

Dear PAO, I have been working in this beverage company since 2010 under one-year contract and was renewed yearly up until this year. It is stated in one of the provisions of the contract that I’m not entitled to any benefits and privileges that regular employees get. I’m wondering if I can get a 13th…

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After a year of service, worker entitled to five-day service incentive leave with pay

Published by rudy Date posted on January 13, 2013

Dear PAO, I am a regular employee but my employer does not give us service incentive leave. What shall we do? Jun Dear Jun, Service incentive leave is a five-day leave with pay granted yearly to every employee who has rendered at least one year of service (Article 95, Labor Code of the Philippines). It…

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Only three strikes recorded in 2012

Published by rudy Date posted on December 26, 2012

LABOR RELATIONS remain “peaceful” and “stable” as only three strikes occurred in 2012, the National Conciliation and Meditation Board (NCMB) said in a statement yesterday.

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Published by rudy Date posted on September 12, 2012

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CA court dismisses Pinoys’ lawsuit against Dole

Published by rudy Date posted on August 10, 2012

LOS ANGELES—A lawsuit brought on by nearly 3,000 Filipino workers against Dole Food Company was dismissed on Thursday. The Los Angeles Superior Court dismissed with prejudice Macasa v. Dole, which 2,935 Philippine plaintiffs filed in 2011.

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AFP pledges protection of workers

Published by rudy Date posted on May 15, 2012

MANILA. Philippines – Keeping up with its commitment to uphold human rights, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has joined labor groups in protecting workers’ rights.

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Published by rudy Date posted on April 21, 2012

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Not just communications

Published by rudy Date posted on March 24, 2012

Henry Luce, founder of Time and Fortune magazines, shares this insight: “Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future. It is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.”

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PHL braces for nationwide strike by labor, transport groups

Published by rudy Date posted on March 14, 2012

The Philippine government failed to sway labor and transportation groups from staging a nationwide strike Thursday in protest of soaring petroleum prices, prompting the Department of Education on Wednesday to defer to local governments the decision to suspend classes in their respective localities.

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How to survive criticism, crazy co-workers and office politics

Published by rudy Date posted on March 12, 2012

Take a quick look around you, whether you are at home, in the office or at school. There will always be some people who are more sensitive than others. Some people easily shed tears while others are seemingly unaffected. But just how sensitive are you? Are your feelings easily hurt or are you so callous…

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2.3M Filipino women still suffer unfair labor practices

Published by rudy Date posted on March 9, 2012

STUDY SAYS MANILA, Philippines—Despite the popular notion that women were now making strides in the workplace, Filipino women still suffer from lower wages and lower quality jobs when compared to their male counterparts, a labor think-tank said Thursday.

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Labor and employers hold confab, pledge industrial peace

Published by rudy Date posted on March 4, 2012

BACOLOD CITY, March 4 (PIA) — A peaceful environmental ensures progress and understanding. Labor and industry leaders in Negros vowed to unite and maintain industrial peace in the province during the conference of the Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (TIPC) held recently.

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13th month pay given to rank-and-file employees

Published by rudy Date posted on February 26, 2012

Dear PAO, I am a manager in a company and I just want to clarify if it is true that any managerial positions are not entitled to a 13th month pay under PD 851? What are the legal bases on this? However, in my previous job which I was also a manager for 4 years…

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Labor chief bucks more holidays

Published by rudy Date posted on February 24, 2012

INCREASING the number of holidays in the Philippines would make the country less competitive than its Southeast Asian neighbors and may turn away much-needed foreign investment, a labor official said Thursday.

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Published by rudy Date posted on February 21, 2012

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Don’t labor in vain

Published by rudy Date posted on February 17, 2012

It’s time, actually it’s well past time, to look at the archaic and anti-worker (yes, anti-worker) labor laws. The one that gets me the most is the “security of tenure” law. If there’s one thing it’s not it’s security of tenure. It’s insecurity of keeping a job, just ask any five-monther. It’s despicable that an…

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Unproven defense

Published by rudy Date posted on February 15, 2012

Abandonment is a defense sometimes used by employers when charged with illegal dismissal. But when is there abandonment? Will mere absence of the employee be considered that he has abandoned his work? This case of Andy, Nilo, Cito and Romy answers this question.

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Published by rudy Date posted on February 11, 2012

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Floating status of more than six months is dismissal

Published by rudy Date posted on February 10, 2012

Dear PAO, My husband has been working as a security guard in a security agency in Quezon City since 2005. However, he was not given a new assignment after the company where he was previously assigned has closed its operations. When my husband asked his operations manager for an assignment, he was told that he…

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Prosecutors fail to pin CJ on SC recall of Fasap case

Published by rudy Date posted on February 9, 2012

The president of the Flight Attendants and Stewards Association of the Philippines (Fasap) failed to show any direct evidence linking Chief Justice Renato Corona to the Supreme Court en banc’s order recalling an earlier SC ruling on the PAL-Fasap case.

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PALEA testifies vs Philippine gov’t

Published by rudy Date posted on January 25, 2012

THE PHILIPPINE Airlines Employees Association (PALEA) testified against the national government at a hearing in Washington in a labor issue which could jeopardize the preferential tariff rates enjoyed by Filipino exporters through a US trade development scheme.

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