LLQ: May an employer prohibit employees from showing their employment affiliation online?

COMPANY POLICY DIRECTING EMPLOYEES TO TAKE DOWN THEIR EMPLOYMENT AFFILIATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS - IS IT VALID? This is a challenging inquiry. LLQ refers to Labor Law Questions, a series in this blog. When resolving labor law issues, this is the framework to use: 1) Management Prerogative; and 2) Labor Law. 1. Management Prerogative … Continue reading LLQ: May an employer prohibit employees from showing their employment affiliation online?

Law Idea: No exams and grading up to 4th Grade in Basic Education

INSTILL DISCIPLINE, LEADERSHIP, AND NATIONHOOD. In case our Congress is in need of ideas for a bill that could be passed into a law, the following is proposed. Summary No exams and grading up to 4th Grade in Basic Education. Policy Improve youth education and development Instill discipline, leadership, and nationhood Framework Basic education up … Continue reading Law Idea: No exams and grading up to 4th Grade in Basic Education

105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law (RA 11210)

PHILIPPINE MATERNITY LEAVE HAS NO CAP. Reading into Republic Act No. 11210 or the 105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law, it was interesting (and somewhat surprising) to note that limit on maternity leave use to the first four pregnancies have been removed. Yes, maternity leave may be used for every pregnancy. The following are the key … Continue reading 105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law (RA 11210)

eSports Law and its Compliance System

PHILIPPINE ESPORTS IS HERE. There is no going back. eSports has arrived. It has set-up shop in the Philippines who have world-class and talented gamers dominating the international arena. Globe Telecom's entry into the eSports business through a partnership with globally-renowned group Mineski is further proof that eSports is about to level up further. With … Continue reading eSports Law and its Compliance System

DOLE-Acccredited Suppliers

IT IS NOW A DEPARTMENT ACCREDITATION CENTER The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has mandated and so ordered that the following suppliers of goods or services should be accredited by it: Contractors and Subcontractors under DOLE Department Order No. 174, Series of 2018 Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) OSH Consultant

Contractor asked to be sued to make Principal liable – a case study

CONTRACTORS COME IN DIFFERENT FORMS, THIS ONE IS IN THE ROTTEN GROUP. Author's Note and Disclosure: The author is a Director of a DOLE-registered legitimate job contractor engaged in permissible job contracting compliant with the laws on contracting and subcontracting, as well as DOLE DO-174 and related regulations. Yesterday, I was fortunate to have had … Continue reading Contractor asked to be sued to make Principal liable – a case study

One-Person Corporation in the Philippines, now allowed-in-2019

IMAGINE: YOU INC. In Hong Kong, a 1-person director is allowed for corporations. The same goes in other jurisdictions. These have been observed for decades now. In the Philippines, setting up a corporation requires at least 5 individuals who will stand as shareholders and eventually directors. The same number will compromise the Board of Directors, … Continue reading One-Person Corporation in the Philippines, now allowed-in-2019

The myth of the brilliant lawyer

A BRILLIANT LAWYER IS AN IDEA. The concept of the brilliant lawyer has caught the imagination of society. The description is casually used in the media, schools, educators, and just about anyone who has an opinion about lawyers. Since childhood, I have encountered the phrase used in various literature from novels, movies, to daily publications. … Continue reading The myth of the brilliant lawyer