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R.A. 11036: Mental Health Act
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R.A. 11036: Mental Health Act

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY Legislation RA.11036 Amendments N/A Short Title Mental Health Act Approved June 20, 2018 Published – Effective – An Act Establishing a National Mental Health Policy for the Purpose of Enhancing the Delivery of Integrated Mental Health Services, Promoting and Protecting the Rights of Persons Utilizing Psychosocial Health Services, Appropriating Funds Therefor and Other…

R.A. 8042: Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995
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R.A. 8042: Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8042 (As amended by R.A. 10022) AN ACT TO INSTITUTE THE POLICIES OF OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT AND ESTABLISH A HIGHER STANDARD OF PROTECTION AND PROMOTION OF THE WELFARE OF MIGRANT WORKERS, THEIR FAMILIES AND OVERSEAS FILIPINOS IN DISTRESS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of…

DOLE DO No. 238, series of  2023
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DOLE DO No. 238, series of 2023

REGULATION HISTORY Gov’t Office Department of Labor and Employment Regulation DOLE Department Order No. 238, Series of 2023 Legislation P.D. 442, Labor Code Short Title Rules on the Administration and Enforcement of Labor Standards Approved April 12, 2023 Amends/Repeals — DOLE Department Order No. 238, Series of 2023 RULES ON THE ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF…

Omnibus Rules, Labor Code, Book VII
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Omnibus Rules, Labor Code, Book VII

OMNIBUS RULES IMPLEMENTING THE LABOR CODE BOOK SEVEN Prescriptions, Transitory and Final Provisions RULE I Venue of Actions SECTION 1. Money claims. — All money claims and benefits arising from employer-employee relations, except claims for social security benefits, medicare and workmen’s compensation, shall be filed with the Labor Relations Division of the regional office nearest…

Book Two – Human Resources Development Program, P.D. 442, Labor Code
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Book Two – Human Resources Development Program, P.D. 442, Labor Code

Title I – National Manpower Development Program Chapter I – National Policies and Administrative Machinery for their Implementation ART. 43. Statement of Objective. It is the objective of this Title to develop human resources, establish training institutions, and formulate such plans and programs as will ensure efficient allocation, development and utilization of the social growth….

R.A. 10911: Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act
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R.A. 10911: Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10911 An Act Prohibiting Discrimination Against Any Individual in Employment on Account of Age and Providing Penalties Therefor Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippine Congress Assembled: Section 1. Short Title. – This Act shall be known as the “Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act”. Section 2….

Omnibus Rules, Labor Code, Book III
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Omnibus Rules, Labor Code, Book III

OMNIBUS RULES IMPLEMENTING THE LABOR CODE BOOK THREE Conditions of Employment RULE I Hours of Work SECTION 1. General statement on coverage. — The provisions of this Rule shall apply to all employees in all establishments and undertakings, whether operated for profit or not, except to those specifically exempted under Section 2 hereof. SECTION 2….

Omnibus Rules, Labor Code, Book II
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Omnibus Rules, Labor Code, Book II

OMNIBUS RULES IMPLEMENTING THE LABOR CODE BOOK TWO National Manpower Development Program RULE I Definition of Terms SECTION 1. Definition of terms. — (a) “Council” refers to National Manpower and Youth Council. (b) “Human resources development” refers to the process by which the actual and potential labor force is made to systematically acquire greater knowledge,…

R.A. 7699: Limited Portability
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R.A. 7699: Limited Portability

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7699 AN ACT INSTITUTING LIMITED PORTABILITY SCHEME IN THE SOCIAL SECURITY INSURANCE SYSTEMS BY TOTALIZING THE WORKERS’ CREDITABLE SERVICES OR CONTRIBUTIONS IN EACH OF THE SYSTEMS. SECTION 1. It is hereby declared the policy of the State to promote the welfare of our workers by recognizing their efforts in productive endeavors and…

R.A. 10361: Domestic Workers Act, Batas Kasambahay
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R.A. 10361: Domestic Workers Act, Batas Kasambahay

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10361 AN ACT INSTITUTING POLICIES FOR THE PROTECTION AND WELFARE OF DOMESTIC WORKERS Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled: Article I – General Provisions SECTION 1. Short Title. – This Act shall be known as the “Domestic Workers Act” or “Batas Kasambahay”….

Republic Act No. 8291: The Government Service Insurance System Act of 1997
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Republic Act No. 8291: The Government Service Insurance System Act of 1997

AN ACT AMENDING PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1146, AS AMENDED, EXPANDING AND INCREASING THE COVERAGE AND BENEFITS OF THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE INSURANCE SYSTEM, INSTITUTING REFORMS THEREIN AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES SECTION 1. Presidential Decree No. 1146, as amended, otherwise known as the “Revised Government Service Insurance Act of 1977”, is hereby further amended to read as…

Omnibus Rules, Labor Code, Book IV
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Omnibus Rules, Labor Code, Book IV

OMNIBUS RULES IMPLEMENTING THE LABOR CODE BOOK FOUR Health, Safety and Welfare Benefits RULE I Medical and Dental Services SECTION 1. Coverage. — This Rule shall apply to all employers, whether operating for profit or not, including the Government and any of its political subdivisions and government-owned or controlled corporations, which employs in any workplace…

Omnibus Rules, Labor Code, Book V
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Omnibus Rules, Labor Code, Book V

OMNIBUS RULES IMPLEMENTING THE LABOR CODE BOOK FIVE Labor Relations RULE I Definition of Terms SECTION 1. Definition of terms. — (a) “Commission” means the National Labor Relations Commission. (b) “Bureau” means the Bureau of Labor Relations and/or the Industrial Relations Division in the Regional Offices of the Department of Labor and Employment. (c) “Board”…

1987 Philippine Constitution
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1987 Philippine Constitution

THE 1987 CONSTITUTION THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES PREAMBLE We, the sovereign Filipino people, imploring the aid of Almighty God, in order to build a just and humane society and establish a Government that shall embody our ideals and aspirations, promote the common good, conserve and develop our patrimony, and secure to…

Book Six – Post-Employment, P.D. 442, Labor Code
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Book Six – Post-Employment, P.D. 442, Labor Code

Title I – TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT ART. 293. [278] Coverage.  The provisions of this Title shall apply to all establishments or undertakings, whether for profit or not. ART. 294. [279] Security of Tenure. In cases of regular employment, the employer shall not terminate the services of an employee except for a just cause or when…

R.A. 10757: Retirement of Surface Mine Workers at 50 Y.O.
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R.A. 10757: Retirement of Surface Mine Workers at 50 Y.O.

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10757 AN ACT REDUCING THE RETIREMENT AGE OF SURFACE MINE WORKERS FROM SIXTY (60) TO FIFTY (50) YEARS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE ARTICLE 302 OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 442, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE “LABOR CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES” Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the…

2023 Handbook on Workers Statutory Monetary Benefits by DOLE-BWC
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2023 Handbook on Workers Statutory Monetary Benefits by DOLE-BWC

2023 Handbook on Workers Statutory Monetary Benefits by DOLE-BWC The Bureau of Working Conditions of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-BWC) has issued its annual handbook to guide employers and employees on the worker’s statutory monetary benefits. The handbook provides for a guide on information, including computations, for statutory monetary benefits such as holiday…

R.A. 11199: Social Security Act of 2018
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R.A. 11199: Social Security Act of 2018

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY Legislation R.A. 11199 Amendments N/A Short Title Socia Security Act of 2018 Approved February 7, 2019 Published – Effective – Republic Act No. 11199 An Act Rationalizing and Expanding the Powers and Duties of the Social Security Commission to Ensure the Long-Term Viability of the Social Security System, Repealing for the Purpose Republic…

1973 Philippine Constitution
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1973 Philippine Constitution

1973 CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES PREAMBLE We, the sovereign Filipino people, imploring the aid of Divine Providence, in order to establish a Government that shall embody our ideals, promote the general welfare, conserve and develop the patrimony of our Nation, and secure to ourselves and our posterity the blessings of democracy under…

R.A. 6727: Wage Rationalization Act
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R.A. 6727: Wage Rationalization Act

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6727 AN ACT TO RATIONALIZE WAGE POLICY DETERMINATION BY ESTABLISHING THE MECHANISM AND PROPER STANDARDS THEREFOR, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE ARTICLE 99 OF, AND INCORPORATING ARTICLES 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 126 AND 127 INTO, PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 442, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE LABOR CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES, FIXING NEW…

R.A. 9710: The Magna Carta of Women
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R.A. 9710: The Magna Carta of Women

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9710 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE MAGNA CARTA OF WOMEN CHAPTER I General Provisions SECTION 1. Short Title. — This Act shall be known as “The Magna Carta of Women”. SECTION 2. Declaration of Policy. — Recognizing that the economic, political, and sociocultural realities affect women’s current condition, the State affirms the…

R.A 8187: Paternity Leave Act of 1996
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R.A 8187: Paternity Leave Act of 1996

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8187 AN ACT GRANTING PATERNITY LEAVE OF SEVEN (7) DAYS WITH FULL PAY TO ALL MARRIED MALE EMPLOYEES IN THE PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTORS FOR THE FIRST FOUR (4) DELIVERIES OF THE LEGITIMATE SPOUSE WITH WHOM HE IS COHABITING AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES Be it enacted by the Senate and House of…

Omnibus Rules, Labor Code, Book I
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Omnibus Rules, Labor Code, Book I

OMNIBUS RULES IMPLEMENTING THE LABOR CODE PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS SECTION 1. Title. — These Rules shall be referred to as the “Rules to Implement the Labor Code.” SECTION 2. Meanings of Terms. — Whenever used herein, the words “Code,” “Secretary,” “Department,” “Regional Office” and “Regional Director” shall respectively mean the Labor Code of the Philippines; the…

R.A. 9679
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R.A. 9679

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9679 AN ACT FURTHER STRENGTHENING THE HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled: SECTION 1. Title. – This Act shall be known as the “Home Development Mutual Fund Law of 2009, otherwise known as Pag-IBIG…

Book Three – Conditions of Employment, P.D. 442, Labor Code
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Book Three – Conditions of Employment, P.D. 442, Labor Code

Title I – Working Conditions and Rest Periods Chapter I – Hours of Work ART. 82. Coverage. – The provisions of this Title shall apply to employees in all establishments and undertakings whether for profit or not, but not to government employees, managerial employees, field personnel, members of the family of the employer who are…

R.A. 8972: Solo Parents’ Welfare Act of 2000
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R.A. 8972: Solo Parents’ Welfare Act of 2000

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY Legislation R.A. 8972 Amendments R.A. 11861 Short Title Expanded Solo Parents Welfare Act Approved Lapsed into law on June 04, 2022 Published June 30, 2022, Daily Tribune Effective July 15, 2022 REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8972 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES TO SOLO PARENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR…

R.A. 7641: Amending A287 Labor Code on Retirement
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R.A. 7641: Amending A287 Labor Code on Retirement

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7641 AN ACT AMENDING ARTICLE 287 OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 442, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE LABOR CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES, BY PROVIDING FOR RETIREMENT PAY TO QUALIFIED PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYEES IN THE ABSENCE OF ANY RETIREMENT PLAN IN THE ESTABLISHMENT Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives…

Book Five – Labor Relations, P.D. 442, Labor Code
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Book Five – Labor Relations, P.D. 442, Labor Code

Title I – Policy and Definitions Chapter I – Policy ART. 218. [211] Declaration of Policy. A. It is the policy of the State: (a) To promote and emphasize the primacy of free collective bargaining and negotiations, including voluntary arbitration, mediation and conciliation, as modes of settling labor or industrial disputes; (b) To promote free…

1935 Philippine Constitution
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1935 Philippine Constitution

THE 1935 CONSTITUTION CONSTITUTION OF THE PHILIPPINES The Filipino people, imploring the aid of Divine Providence, in order to establish a government that shall em­body their ideals, conserve and develop the patrimony of the nation, promote the general welfare, and secure to themselves and their posterity the blessings of independence under a régime of justice,…

R.A. 11701: Night Shift Differential Pay for Government Employees
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R.A. 11701: Night Shift Differential Pay for Government Employees

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY Legislation RA.11701 Amendments N/A Short Title (Night Shift Differential Pay to Government Employees) Approved April 13, 2022 Published – Effective – REPUBLIC ACT NO. 11701 AN ACT GRANTING NIGHT SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL PAY TO GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES INCLUDING THOSE IN GOVERNMENT-OWNED OR -CONTROLLED CORPORATIONS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR Be it enacted by the Senate and…

Book Seven – Transitory and Final Provisions, P.D. 442, Labor Code
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Book Seven – Transitory and Final Provisions, P.D. 442, Labor Code

Title I – Penal Provisions and liabilities ART. 303. [288] Penalties. Except as otherwise provided in this Code, or unless the acts complained of hinge on a question of interpretation or implementation of ambiguous provisions of an existing collective bargaining agreement, any violation of the provisions of this Code declared to be unlawful or penal…

R.A. 10151: Allowing Employment of Nightworkers
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R.A. 10151: Allowing Employment of Nightworkers

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10151 AN ACT ALLOWING THE EMPLOYMENT OF NIGIIT WORKERS, THEREBY REPEALING ARTICLES 130 AND 131 OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NUMBER FOUR HUNDRED FORTY-TWO, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE LABOR CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled: Section 1. Article…

Omnibus Rules, Labor Code, Book VI
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Omnibus Rules, Labor Code, Book VI

OMNIBUS RULES IMPLEMENTING THE LABOR CODE BOOK SIX Post Employment TITLE I Termination of Employment ARTICLE 278. Coverage. — The provisions of this Title shall apply to all establishments or undertakings, whether for profit or not. ARTICLE 279. Security of tenure. — In case of regular employment, the employer shall not terminate the services of…

Republic Act No. 8504: Philippine AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998
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Republic Act No. 8504: Philippine AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8504 AN ACT PROMULGATING POLICIES AND PRESCRIBING MEASURES FOR THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF HIV/AIDS IN THE PHILIPPINES, INSTITUTING A NATIONWIDE HIV/AIDS INFORMATION AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM, ESTABLISHING A COMPREHENSIVE HIV/AIDS MONITORING SYSTEM, STRENGTHENING THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL AIDS COUNCIL, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives…

Book One – Pre-Employment, P.D. 442, Labor Code
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Book One – Pre-Employment, P.D. 442, Labor Code

Preliminary Title Chapter I – General Provisions ART. 1. Name of Decree. – This decree shall be known as the “Labor Code of the Philippines.” ART. 2. Date of Effectivity. – This Code shall take effect six (6) months after its promulgation. ART. 3. Declaration of Basic Policy.2 – The State shall afford protection to…

P.D. 851: 13th Month Pay
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P.D. 851: 13th Month Pay

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY Legislation P.D. 851 Amendments – Short Title 13th Month Pay Law Approved December 16, 1976 Published – Effective December 16, 1976 PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 851 REQUIRING ALL EMPLOYERS TO PAY THEIR EMPLOYEES A 13TH-MONTH PAY WHEREAS, it is necessary to further protect the level of real wages from the ravage of worldwide inflation;…

R.A. 11058: Occupational Safety and Health Standards
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R.A. 11058: Occupational Safety and Health Standards

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY Legislation RA.11058 Amendments N/A Short Title (Occupational Safety and Health Standards 2018) Approved Approved: August 17, 2018 Published – Effective – Republic Act No. 11058 An Act Strengthening Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards and Providing Penalties for Violations Thereof Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the…