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IR/HR Certification Course Module 8: Labor Standards and Inspection

December 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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₱8000 – ₱12000

Labor compliance is good business. Compliance protects the value chain against future labor disputes which will eventually affect a company’s reputation.


In order to achieve compliance, employers must have knowledge of the relevant laws, regulations and procedures that they must comply with. At the very least, they should know the specific labor standards subject to the enforcement and inspection authority of the DOLE. This module of the Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management Certification course is geared towards capacitating the employers in the undertaking of a self-assessment or self-audit of their state of compliance with labor standards, as well as the corresponding actions to correct any form of non-compliance.


This module has two primary objectives. First is to equip participants with a deeper knowledge on labor standards that will improve labor-management harmony and prevent conflicts and disputes. Second is to equip employers with skills and competencies in negotiation and social dialogue as strategies in promoting voluntary compliance and correcting or resolving instances of non-compliance. It shall discuss DO 183-17, DO 174, EO 51 and other relevant laws.



Course content (3 days):

Part 1. Overview

  • Importance of labor compliance
  • Basic principles

Part 2. The employer-employee relationship

  • Elements of employer-employee relationship
  • Categories and classifications of employment
  • Contracting and subcontracting

Part 3. Technical session on GLS

  • Working conditions and terms and conditions of employment
  • Social and welfare legislations

Part 4. Technical session on OSHS

  • Basic OSHS

Part 5. Administration and enforcement

  • The overview of labor inspection
  • Labor inspectors
  • Who do they inspect?
  • Inspection procedures
  • Preparing for inspection
  • DOLE inspection checklist
  • Role of sectoral representatives
  • Most common violations of the company
  • Post inspection scenario, what to do when a notice of results is issued?



  • Lectures
  • Case studies/group work




Professor, UP College of Law and UP SOLAIR

Atty. Bitonio 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, 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 articles and 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.


December 7, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
₱8000 – ₱12000
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ECOP Training


ECOP Boardroom
3F ECC Bldg. 355 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave.
Makati City, Metro Manila 1220 Philippines
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