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Fundamentals of Labor Standards

January 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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One event on January 27, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on January 29, 2021 at 9:00 am


Program Overview

 The Fundamentals of Labor Standards Program consists of three (3) sessions that will help participants to be familiar with the basic industrial relations framework. This includes determining the employer-employee relationship, basic labor standards, and basic working relations. This course will introduce participants to the most important concepts of industrial relations with a fundamental knowledge of labor standards and labor relations.

Program Objectives

 At the end of the training program, participants will be able to:

  • Know how employer-employee relationship is established
  • Analyze the classification of employees
  • Understand the basic labor standards
  • Apply the basic employee and labor relations to their workplace

Program Outline

  1. How employer-employee relationship is established
    1. Control test
    2. Economic reality test
    3. Four-fold test
  2. Classification of employees
  3. Basic labor standards
  4. Days and hours of work
  5. Wages
  6. Rest days, leaves, and holidays
  7. Social security and social legislation
  8. Basic Employee/Labor Relations
    1. Employee engagement
    2. Workplace cooperation
    3. Communication channels between employees and management


 The program will be conducted in a blended type of training. Participants should access ECOP eCampus platform to download materials in advance. Zoom platform will be used during the check-in sessions.

We are encouraging participants to be familiar with online applications such as Mentimeter (www.menti.com), Padlet (https://padlet.com), Popplet (https://www.popplet.com), Miro (https://miro.com), and Kahoot (https://kahoot.com) as these may be used during the training.

We will also be using Zoom breakout rooms during the activity.

Resource Speaker


Atty. Benedicto Ernesto R. Bitonio Jr. is a practicing lawyer, an independent consultant, and a professorial lecturer at the University of the Philippines. He is a subject matter expert on industrial relations, employment, labor law and regulation, public management, and development management and finance. He has done policy, management, legal and labor relations consulting in several national institutions and private companies in the Philippines including with the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) , and in international organizations such as the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the ASEAN Trade Union Council. He has been a consultant on projects for strengthening industrial relations institutions in the Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia. He has broad knowledge of international labour standards and of labour and employment relations and economic integration issues in South East Asia and the Pacific. He is frequently invited to speak in national and international forums and has published articlesand papers on labour and industrial relations.

Prior to engaging in private practice and consultancy, Atty. Bitonio served the Philippine government for twenty years, including as director of labor relations, assistant secretary and undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment; chairman of the National Labor Relations Commission; and executive vice president and chief development officer of the Development Bank of the Philippines and chief executive officer of the Industrial Guarantee and Loan Fund. In various years, he was Philippine government adviser/delegate to the annual International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva, served as Philippine representative to the ILO Governing Body in 2004 to 2006, and chaired the Committee on Technical Cooperation in the ILC in 2006.

Atty. Bitonio obtained degrees in Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines, and a Master in Public Management degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) during which he was also an executive fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

He is currently based in Metro Manila, where he also lives with his wife and daughter.

Program Schedule

 January 22, 27, 29, 2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 NN via Zoom and ECOP eCampus

Program Fees

Regular Price/Non-member rate: Php 4,000.00

All ECOP members are entitled to a member-rate discount using a coupon code. To get a code, kindly contact our Training Department at ecoptnd@gmail.com.

Important Notes

  1. Registration fee must be paid not later than one (1) day before the training.
  2. Only confirmed/paid participants are assured of slots.
  3. Official receipts can be claimed at the ECOP Secretariat office from Monday to Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Unclaimed official receipts will be shipped through our accredited carrier every Thursday morning.

For a detailed and step-by-step registration guide, click this link: bit.ly/ecophowtoregister

Deadline of Registration: January 20, 2020 (Wednesday)
Deadline of Payment: January 21, 2020 (Thursday)

You may get in touch with the following contact details for inquiries:

ECOP Training and Development: ecoptnd@gmail.com
ECOP Ecampus: ecampus@ecop.org.ph


January 22
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


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