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Compliance with DOLE and Labor Standards

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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One event on January 27, 2022 at 9:00 am

Program overview

Labor compliance is good for business. Companies which are compliant with labor standards have potentials of expanding their business network, markets and customers with the rising interest on due diligence. Compliance protects the value chain against future labor disputes and cases.

In order to achieve compliance, employers must have knowledge of the relevant laws, regulations and procedures. At the very least, they should know the specific labor standards subject to the enforcement and inspection authority of the DOLE. They should develop the capacity to undertake a self-assessment or self-audit of their state of compliance with labor standards, as well as the corresponding capacity to correct any forms of non-compliance.

This 2-session program 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 

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

  1. understand the employer-employee relationship
  2. know what the standard and flexible work arrangements are
  3. learn how new DOLE policies can affect their company’s policies
  4. assess their company’s labor compliance
  5. resolve their compliance gaps


Program outline 

  1. Employer-employee relationship
    • 4-fold test
  2. Standard work arrangements
    • Overview of conditions of employment
  3. Flexible work arrangements
    • Guidelines on the adoption of flexible arrangement (DOLE advisory 2 series of 2009)
    • Guidelines on the Implementation of flexible work arrangements (DOLE Advisory 4 series of 2012)
    • Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 11165 known as the “Telecommuting Act” (DO 202-19)
  4. Assessing company compliance using DOLE checklist


Duration and Program Schedule

January 25 and 27, 2022, 9:00-12:00NN (2-day program)


Atty. Benedicto Ernesto R. Bitonio Jr.

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.

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 [email protected]

Important Notes

  1. The training slot is confirmed only upon receipt of payment. Only confirmed (paid) participants will be given access to the training.
  2. The registration fee must be paid not later than two (2) working days before the first session of the training.
  3. The speaker will make available learning materials that participants will use in this training program. It can be downloaded from our eCampus platform.
  4. The recorded video of the session will be uploaded in our eCampus platform after each training session.
  5. Participants will receive e-certificates after the training.

Deadline for Registration: January 20, 2022
Deadline for Payment: January 21, 2022

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For more inquiries, you may contact us via ECOP Training and Development: [email protected]


January 27
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


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