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On Bona Fide Occupational Qualification: Can You Be Dismissed Based on Your Weight?

This article discusses if weight is a valid occupational requirement, and whether companies can impose certain qualifications employment requirements.

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Can an Employee be Dismissed due to Pregnancy Out of Wedlock?

This article answers the question “can an employee be dismissed due to pregnancy out of wedlock?” by providing three (3) cases decided by the Philippine Supreme Court.

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Legal Employee Retrenchment due to COVID-19

This is how legal retrenchment of employees can be implemented due to COVID-19 in the Philippines.

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A Guide to Dealing with Suspension of Work Due to Calamities

This article discusses the Philippine government’s policy or DOLE’s regulations on suspension of work due to natural calamities and disasters.

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THE LAW ON CHRISTMAS IN THE PHILIPPINES

The Philippine legal system is a civil law system. This means that the Philippines relies on laws enacted by Congress to govern all matters – including Christmas, our favorite holiday. Christmas did not just become a holiday in the Philippines by tradition or religion. As with all red letter days and public holidays, there are laws that govern the celebration of Christmas as a holiday.

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2020 Philippine Holidays

On November 15, 2019, President Duterte passed Proclamation No. 845, which designates the Philippine holidays, specifically regular and special non-working days, for the year 2020.

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Certificates of Candidacies in Philippine Elections

The importance of a valid certificate of candidacy rests at the very core of the electoral process. (Bautista vs. Comelec, G.R. No. 154796, 23 October 2003) As such, a person with a cancelled certificate is no candidate at all. The evident purposes of the law in requiring the filling of certificates of candidacy and in […]

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Employer’s SSS Condonation Program ends September 2019

The Social Security System (SSS) recently issued a reminder/notice to all employers of the current SSS Condonation Program and the fast approaching deadline, to avail of the program. Under the law, a penalty of three percent (3%) per month is assessed on unremitted contributions. This penalty continues to accrue and to compound, from the date […]

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The New Social Security Act of 2018

Republic Act No. 11199, otherwise known as the Social Security Act of 2018, expressly repealed Republic Act No. 1161 (the old Social Security Law) and Republic Act No. 8282 (amending the old previous Social Security Law). Signed into law on 07 February 2019, the new charter of the Social Security System took effect on 05 […]

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A Glance at Abuse of Dominant Position under Competition and Antitrust Laws

The term abuse of dominant position refers to anticompetitive business practices in which a dominant firm may engage in order to maintain or increase its position in the market.[i] Abuse of dominance or monopolization is punished under competition laws worldwide.  In the US, Section 2 of the Sherman Act penalizes a person who shall monopolize, […]

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