The firm’s team has vast and significant experience in assisting clients with its various compliance requirements, both internally and externally, consistent with relevant regulatory frameworks issued by the Department of Labor and Employment, among others. Indeed, the lawyers of the firm who handle labor and employment concerns work hand-in-hand with the clients’ Human Resources Personnel, as well as its internal lawyers to identify and meet defined objectives of the organization. The firm also effectively represents clients and its officers, as necessary, in disputes arising from employer-employee relations, including monetary claims associated with such relationship, both before labor tribunals and agencies, as well as in connection with administrative proceedings within the organization involving its own personnel. The firm also handles negotiations, either as actual representatives of the client or in an advisory capacity for purposes of collective bargaining.
Recognizing the complexities of international and local business developments, our team is proficient in best practices that are designed to attain a balance between achieving management’s economic objectives and ensuring employees are clear on their roles in the company. This includes structuring work force reduction and independent contractor arrangements while complying with legal requirements. The firm also has an Arbitrator accredited with the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) handling both land-based and maritime labor disputes. As practitioners who are also involved in the day-to-day operations of the firm for its personnel concerns – from policy determination to firm-wide implementation – the firm’s lawyers are not only highly-trained but also keenly exposed to personnel-related concerns of providing practical and efficient solutions to complex labor and employment-related issues.