Private sector lawyers and the difficulty of looking for them

"Do you know any lawyer who would be interested in this role?" That is the question I am regularly asked as I am already a fairly experienced lawyer with a good network of legal professionals, particularly those who are my junior. I have endorsed a few before in law firms. One of my recommendees is … Continue reading Private sector lawyers and the difficulty of looking for them

Employer pays for salary differential under 105-day Maternity Leave

DOLE Department Order No. 1, Series of 2019 provided for the Guidelines on computing the salary differential under the new 105-day maternity leave law. Notable Points: The employer may only be reimbursed for maternity leave under the previous 60-day maternitu leave law. The remaining 55 days shall be shouldered by the employer, which is referred … Continue reading Employer pays for salary differential under 105-day Maternity Leave

When hiring a lawyer: pay attention to the price

The client and the professional will always have that moment of truth: how much for the services? I have had a fair share of clients who have experienced what it is like getting a "bargain" for legal fees. What they thought was a "smart move" or "good fortune" in negotiating the price to almost rock … Continue reading When hiring a lawyer: pay attention to the price