Labor and Employment

The Firm has vast experience in Labor and Employment. Among the labor cases handled by the Firm before the National Labor Relations Commission, the Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court are:

  • Illegal and constructive dismissal cases
  • Money claims
  • Illegal suspensions
  • Compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Standards
  • Other employee related litigation cases involving labor standards and labor relations

The Firm also advises its clients about employer-employee relations, obligations of the employer under the Labor Code of the Philippines, procedure and due process standards for disciplinary actions, and other matters relating to labor and employment such us but not limited to:

  • Assisting in the conduct of compliance and legal audits of the Department of Labor and
  • Employment
  • Giving general advice on day-to- day employment related issues for notable companies in
  • various industries including but not limited to real estate, business process outsourcing,
  • banking, international airlines and local business conglomerates
  • Conducting comprehensive labor due diligence for corporate acquisitions
  • Formulating and reviewing employment contracts, employee policies, code of discipline
  • and other employee related manuals
  • Handling the restructuring, reorganization, reduction of workforce, and employee
  • transfers
  • Providing legal advice on outsourcing or contracting of functions and services
  • Implementing employee discipline and termination
  • Assisting in complying with data privacy rules and regulations
  • Enforcing non-compete and confidentiality agreements
  • Giving advice on pensions, incentive plans, and other employee benefits
  • Negotiating collective bargaining agreements with labor unions