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Brief History of the Law On March 7, 2017, Senate Bill No. 1363 “An Act Institutionalizing Telecommuting in the Workplace and For Other Purposes” was filed and sponsored by Committee Chairman Joel Villanueva and Sen. Cynthia Villar. Thereafter, on March 14, 2018,...read more
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed the expanded maternity leave law on 20 February 2019, beating the 30-day deadline for the proposed measure to lapse into law. The new law provides for a longer duration of maternity leave for mothers to have more time to rest from...read more
ECOP maintains that requiring employers to pay for the salary differential in regard to the proposed 105 Day Expanded Maternity Leave (EML) bill constitutes undue interference in the exercise of management prerogative. ECOP articulated its stance on the matter,...read more
The House of Representatives through the Committee on Labor and Employment conducted a deliberation last 05 December 2018 at the House of Representatives on House Bill No. 8011 entitled "An Act Institutionalizing Certain Working Incentives of On-The-Job Trainee Nurses...read more
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), through Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, approved and signed the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of R.A. No. 11058 entitled “An Act Strengthening Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards and...read more
The Bureau of Labor Relations is currently conducting a series of joint Tripartite Executive Committee (TEC) and Technical Working Group (TWG) meetings to draft the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (R.A.) 11058 entitled “An Act Strengthening...read more