Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Preparing your Company for Labor Inspection

October 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - October 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

₱8000 – ₱10000


Under DOLE Department Order 183, series of 2017 establishments may be subjected to routine inspection, complaint inspection, or occupational safety and health investigation (OSH), which shall be conducted by Labor Inspectors.

Most of the companies are unaware of the labor standards, both general labor standards and occupational safety and health standards, that might post hefty fines once violation of non-compliance/s was found.

Big companies (buyers) must also develop their capacity to undertake assessments or audits to their suppliers. This will help the buyers to know their suppliers’ state of compliance with labor standards, as well as the corresponding capacity of the buyers to correct any forms of non-compliance of the supplier.

This 3-day capacity-building seminar has two primary objectives. The first is to equip participants with the knowledge to voluntarily comply with labor standards. In turn, this knowledge is expected to enhance labor-management harmony and to prevent conflicts and disputes. The second is to equip them with skills and competencies in negotiation and social dialogue as strategies in promoting voluntary compliance and correcting or resolving instances of non-compliance.


Program Objectives:

The course is intended to help the value chain to create an atmosphere of compliance. It also focuses on helping companies, especially those who are planning to enter value chains locally and internationally, through labor compliance requirements.


Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Know the importance of labor compliance in business and understand how labor compliance creates an impact to the value chain system
  • Understand EO 51 and DO174, and how it works on the employment relationship
  • Update their knowledge on labor standards
  • Understand the labor inspection process, specifically, D.O. 183 series of 2017
  • What are the requirements under DO 198 series of 2018


Course Content:  3 days (17,18 & 24 October 2019)

Labor standards

  • International labor standards
  • Concepts
  • Characteristics
  • Types
  • Coverage

General Labor Standards

  • Working conditions and rest period
    • Hours of work
    • Weekly rest period
    • Holidays, service incentive leaves, and service charges
  • Wages
    • Minimum wage
    • Payment of wages
    • Prohibitions regarding wages
    • Administration and enforcement
  • Special Group of Employees
    • Employment of women
    • Employment of minors
    • Employment of night workers

Occupational Safety and Health Standards

  • Requirements under DO 198 – 18
    • Coverage
    • Employers and employees’ responsibility
    • Types of establishment
    • Safety committee
    • Safety officers
    • Safety programs
    • Safety trainings
    • Facilities
    • Reports needed to be generated
    • Prohibited acts and penalties
  • Employees Compensation
    • Policy (Art. 166, Labor Code)
    • The employees’ compensation program
    • Key concepts
    • Requisites for compensability: sickness or disease
    • Requisites for compensability: injury
    • Employees’ compensation: common problems

Labor Inspection

  • DO 183
  • Labor Inspection Process
  • Nominating management and worker representative
  • Preparing your company for inspection
  • Inspection checklist



  • Lecture
  • Case studies


Target Participant:

  • Industrial Relations Practitioners
  • HR practitioners
  • Compliance specialist
  • Businessmen


Resource Person:  


ATTY. BENEDICTO ERNESTO R. BITONIO JR is a practicing lawyer with the Bitonio & Bitonio Law Offices. He has served or is serving as a management and policy consultant in several institutions (including as an Independent Expert for the International Labor Organization and Labor Regulation Expert for the Asian Development Bank), as well as in private organizations and companies. He is also a professorial lecturer of labor law and industrial relations at the University of the Philippines and is active as a lecturer or resource speaker in various fora on labor law, industrial relations and related subjects.

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.


Register today and avail our early bird discount:

A 10% discount will be given if payment is received 7 days before the course commences. Payment on-site and walk-in participants will pay the regular fee.


October 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am
October 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
₱8000 – ₱10000
Event Categories:


ECOP Training


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


The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Tickets are no longer available
Share This