In his video statement, palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) approved the mandatory vaccination of eligible on-site workers during its meeting on Thursday.
The main question we get asked from delivery riders is “do we have a case against the employer?”
Unfortunately, the answer to that question is not always “yes”. Since the DOLE defined what constituted an employee as opposed to a contractor, certain criteria have to be ascertained before any legal answer could be given.
So who are employed and who are not? Before you can advise someone on their employment status, you first have to apply the three tests that will determine the status of the delivery rider.
Under the law, there is no requirement to provide a written contract of employment for workers, and employing someone without a contract usually just means that the basic rules of the Labor Code are applied, with no additional benefits except for those that are given by the company as common-practice allowances.
The past year has been particularly hard for both worker and employee alike, and no more so that when an employee has been placed on “floating” status, because the company cannot afford to remain open or has to reduce their staff for a period. It has long been permitted for any business to …
Recently, I have witnessed a lot of articles and information given as advice that states that the Period of Temporary Suspension under the Labor Code of the Philippines has changed to be just three (3) months. This is wholly incorrect, and anyone advising the public and clients of this is giving bad advice. I can …