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DOLE reminds employers to pay workers their 13th month pay

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz: Pay before Dec. 24. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Tuesday reminded employers about the timely release of the 13th-month pay of their workers.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Sugar industry told to prepare for negative impact of tariff reduction under AFTA

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz: Pay before Dec. 24. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has urged all sugar industry stakeholders to work together in finding solutions to mitigate the negative impact likely to be felt when tariff on imported sugar is reduced to five percent by 2015 from 18 percent in 2013 under the Asean Free Trade Agreement (AFTA).

Posted: August 27th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Thousands of OFWs venture into business—Labor dep’t

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From overseas Filipino workers to entrepreneurs. Many OFWs have started to believe there are better opportunities beyond overseas work as more than 3,700 returning OFWs, including those who were repatriated from troubled countries, have ventured into business in 2012, according to the Department of Labor and Employment.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Employers reminded to give 13th-month pay

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz: Pay before Dec. 24. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has reminded employers about the timely release of the 13th-month pay of their workers.

Posted: November 20th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Workers on duty during floods to get 30% additional pay—DoLE

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz: Pay before Dec. 24. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Workers who reported for duty despite the suspension of work in areas hit by heavy rains and massive flooding last Tuesday would get additional pay, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said on Thursday.

Posted: August 9th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DOLE lifts Keppel suspension

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MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has lifted its suspension order on Keppel Subic Shipyard Inc. (KSSI), Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said on Sunday. Baldoz said Keppel had implemented “corrective measures on occupational safety and health” that the labor department recommended after the accident at its shipyard that claimed the lives of six [...]

Posted: October 31st, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PAL strike to affect economy, says Palace spokesman

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Malacañang said on Tuesday that the work stoppage mounted by employees of Philippine Airlines would have adverse effects on the country’s economy.

Posted: September 27th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

New rules on night work

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Finally, after 37 long years, the Labor Code of the Philippines, which was originally issued as Presidential Decree No. 442 during the martial law years, has been amended to meet the demands of 24/7 operations in the business community. With the recent enactment into law of Republic Act No. 10151, the prohibition on women from [...]

Posted: September 9th, 2011 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

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