Gender Choices for Job Vacancies

Here’s a thought about Philippine companies that advertise their vacancies. If we see a post looking for a (preferably) male or female applicant only, we ask – “Why not the other gender?” Would it be gender discrimination? But if we see one advertising “Wanted (position): male or female” – we also wonder – “Why specify?” Would […]
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Q&A: Background Checks

I’ve received inquiries on the validity of pre-employment background checks. Are they allowed, or even legal? Some applicants think that this process is supposed to be done after being hired. In general, companies ask applicants to fill up and sign a form authorizing a background check even if the person hasn’t been hired yet, the purpose […]
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Termination of Employment: Due Process

I have often been asked by business owners, employers and other Human Resources practitioners – What is the proper way to terminate the services of an employee because of company policy violations?   To clarify, the following should be considered in terminating the services of employees:
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Q&A: Preventive Suspension and Immediate Resignation

From time to time, I receive inquiries regarding employment issues and other related concerns. I try to answer them within a reasonable time and will post some of them here to help out others who may have the same question. Here is one from L. An employee who is under preventive suspension due to a serious company […]
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Termination: Fraud or Willful Breach

REQUIREMENTS FOR LAWFUL DISMISSAL: A JUST CAUSE There are two basic requirements for a lawful dismissal “a just cause or authorized cause as prescribed by law, and observance of due process.” The former comprises the substantive requirement, and the latter constitutes the procedural requirement for a valid dismissal. The Philippine Labor Code, in Article 283, […]
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Absences Before Holidays

I have received on numerous occasions certain questions regarding the treatment of holidays in relation to absences of employees, overtime payments on such holidays (whether regular or special), and even holidays on rest days. With the city all abuzz during the holiday season, employees sometimes take a day (or two) off from work to finalize […]
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