Aunt sues for labor complaint against niece and her restaurant – a case study

FAMILY FOR EMPLOYEES CAN BE TRICKY I once had a business owner who told me that a first-degree aunt who had asked for work in their restaurant later on filed a labor case against the business. You could thus feel the frustration and the sadness that was being felt by the restaurant owner. She felt … Continue reading Aunt sues for labor complaint against niece and her restaurant – a case study

NLRC: Employer waives right to file Position Paper for non-appearance in mandatory conciliation/mediation

DOES DUE PROCESS MEAN ANYTHING THESE DAYS? A client received a Summons from the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) around 5:00 o'clock in the afternoon with the first hearing scheduled on the next day at 9:00 o'clock in the morning. It was quite in bad taste. Noticing that there was a new content in the … Continue reading NLRC: Employer waives right to file Position Paper for non-appearance in mandatory conciliation/mediation

Curious: Is LBC required to have security guards?

BANKING AND QUASI-BANKING ENTITIES HAVE SECURITY GUARDS. I once found myself strapped for cash during my last visit at Puerto Galera. There were no readily accessible ATMs at White Beach, except perhaps for a dispensary which issues paper money which you will then exchange for real cash for about Php250.00 or so. I asked around … Continue reading Curious: Is LBC required to have security guards?

Lawyers should prioritize their health

SLEEP DEPRIVATION IS OVERLY ROMANTICIZED. There are many young professionals, lawyers in particular (and medical doctors) who think lack of sleep is an indicator of hard work, perseverance, and dedication. It is not.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxw9-pVDntMSleep deprivation is dangerous.It does not serve the lawyer. It does not serve the client. It does not serve any purpose."A dead lawyer … Continue reading Lawyers should prioritize their health