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Labor Law

Jaime Gapayao vs Rosario Fulo et al

698 SCRA 485 – Labor Law – Social Legislation – SSS Claims Labor Standards – Hours of Work – Employer-Employee Relations – Control Test Jaime Fulo had been working in […]

January 27, 2016

George Arriola vs Pilipino Star Ngayon, Inc.

A columnist whose column is removed by the newspaper from publication is not ipso facto terminated from work by the newspaper company. Money claims arising from employer-employee relationship: covered […]

October 26, 2015

ATLAS FERTILIZER vs NLRC

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila THIRD DIVISION   G.R. No. 120030        June 17, 1997 ATLAS FERTILIZER CORPORATION, EDUARDO J. SORIANO, and JOSELITO C. PALAPAL, […]

October 14, 2015

Atlas Fertilizer Corporation vs National Labor Relations Commission

273 SCRA 549 – Labor Law – Labor Relations – Preventive Suspension – No need to allege imminent threat in suspension letter Marissa Villanueva and Henry Payot were purchasing officers […]

October 14, 2015

Philippines Inter-Fashion, Inc. vs National Labor Relations Commission

117 SCRA 659 – Labor Law – Labor Relations – Illegal Strike – Backwages In January 1980, the Philippines Inter-Fashion, Inc. decided to retrench 40 employees due to alleged lack of available […]

October 11, 2015

Hantex Trading Co., Inc. vs Court of Appeals

390 SCRA 181 – Labor Law – Labor Relations – Constructive Dismissal – Refusal to be reinstated not necessarily abandonment In 1994, Bernardo Singson was hired as a sales agent […]

October 2, 2015

Carmelito Valenzona vs Fair Shipping Corporation

659 SCRA 642 – Labor Law – Social Legislation – Permanent Total Disability; When present In May 2001, Carmelito Valenzona was recruited and hired by the Fair Shipping Corporation to […]

June 8, 2015

Michael Peñalosa vs Candido Villanueva

177 SCRA 778 – Labor Law – Labor Standards – Wages – Primacy of Workers Lien; When Not Applicable In March 1985, Michael Peñalosa et al won a labor case against […]

April 5, 2015

Wilhelmina Orozco vs Court of Appeals (2008)

562 SCRA 36 – Labor Law – Labor Standards – Employer-employee Relationship in a Publication – Four Fold Test – Control Test In March 1990, Wilhelmina Orozco was hired as […]

January 24, 2015

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company vs National Labor Relations Commission (1988)

164 SCRA 671 – Labor Law – Termination – Just and Authorized Causes – Separation Pay; When not available – Equity Marilyn Abucay has been an employee of the Philippine Long Distance […]

August 21, 2014

Patricia Sto. Tomas vs Rey Salac

The corporate officers and directors of a private recruitment company engaged in illegal recruitment are not automatically liable There must first be a finding that they were remiss in […]

June 7, 2014

Continental Steel Manufacturing Corporation vs Voluntary Arbitrator Allan Montaño

603 SCRA 621 – Labor Law – Labor Standards – Death Benefits for the Death of a Dependent – A Fetus is a Dependent Civil Law – Civil Personality – […]

April 26, 2014

Triple Eight Integrated Services, Inc. vs National Labor Relations Commission

299 SCRA 608 – Labor Law – Labor Relations – Illegal Dismissal; Illness – Certification by a Competent Public Authority In August 1992, the Gulf Catering Company, a foreign company […]

April 24, 2014

Rizalino Alcosero et al vs National Labor Relations Commission

288 SCRA 129 – Labor Law – Labor Relations – Quitclaims – NLRC Remedies; Certiorari; Appeal Bond Remedial Law – Appeal – Certiorari In 1992, the Apex Mining Co., Inc. […]

April 24, 2014

Del Pilar Academy vs Del Pilar Academy Employees Union

553 SCRA 590 – Labor Law – Labor Relations – Agency Fee to be Deducted from Non-Union Members who Benefited In September 1994, the Del Pilar Academy and the Del […]

April 23, 2014

Yokohama Tire Philippines, Inc. vs Yokohama Employees Union (December 2007)

Labor Law – Labor Relations – Certification Election – Voting Rights of Dismissed Employees In November 2001, a certification election was held at Yokohama Tire Philippines, Inc. to certify the Yokohama […]

April 22, 2014

Eddie Manuel vs N.C. Construction Supply

282 SCRA 326 – Labor Law – Labor Relations – Termination;Due Process – Just Causes Political Law – Constitutional Law – Right to Counsel In June 1995, the security guards of […]

April 22, 2014

Biflex Phils. Inc. Labor Union vs Filflex Industrial and Manufacturing Corporation

Labor Law – Labor Relations – Illegal Strike – Welga ng Bayan On October 24, 1990, the labor sector staged a “welga ng bayan” to oppose the oil price hike. […]

April 21, 2014

RFM Corporation – Flour Division and SFI Feeds Division vs Kasapian ng Mangga-gawang Pinagkaisa – RFM

578 SCRA 34 – Labor Law – Labor Relations – Collective Bargaining Agreement; Construction and Interpretation In the year 2000, the Flour Division and the SFI Feeds Division of the […]

April 18, 2014

Sime Darby Pilipinas, Inc. vs National Labor Relations Commission

289 SCRA 86 – Labor Law – Labor Relations – Management Prerogative The workers of Sime Darby Pilipinas, Inc. have a an 8-hour daily schedule which starts at 7:45 am […]

April 17, 2014

Travelaire and Tours Corporation vs National Labor Relations Commission

294 SCRA 505 – Labor Law – Labor Standards – Separation Pay – When Available In April 1994, Nenita Medelyn resigned as chief accountant for Travelaire and Tours Corporation. In […]

April 17, 2014

Leyte Land Transportation Company vs Leyte Farmer’s and Laborer’s Union

80 Phil. 842 – Labor Law – Labor Standards – Minimum Wage; Defined – Who are covered Sometime in the mid-1940’s, seventy-six drivers and laborers who were members of the […]

April 17, 2014

Hermogenes Mortera vs Court of Industrial Relations

79 Phil. 345 – Labor Law – Labor Relations – Picketing – Illegal Picketing – Splitting of Unions Political Law – Constitutional Law – Freedom of Speech – Picketing In […]

April 9, 2014

Martiniano Sarmiento vs Employees’ Compensation Commission

144 SCRA 421 – Labor Law – Social Legislation – Increased Risk Theory  From 1976 to 1980, Martiniano Sarmiento had been working as a casual laborer in the Bureau of […]

April 8, 2014

Rizaldy Quitoriano vs Jebsens Maritime, Inc.

610 SCRA 529 – Labor Law – Social Legislation – Total Permanent Disability In May 2001, while Rizaldy Quitoriano was on duty as an employee (2nd Officer) aboard the foreign […]

April 8, 2014

Narcisa De Leon vs National Labor Union

100 Phil 789 – Labor Law – Labor Relations – Picketing Political Law – Constitutional Law – Freedom of Speech  Narcisa De Leon was the owner of a parcel of […]

April 4, 2014

Session Delights Ice Cream and Fast Foods vs Court of Appeals

612 SCRA 10 – Labor Law – Labor Relations – NIRC Remedies – Computation of Backwages/Separation Pay Adonis Flora filed an illegal dismissal case against Session Delights and Fast Foods […]

March 31, 2014

Dario Nacar vs Gallery Frames

703 SCRA 439 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Actual and Compensatory Damages – Legal Rate of Interest is now 6% Labor Law – Labor Relations – Illegal […]

March 12, 2014

Joelson Iloreta vs Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc.

607 SCRA 796 – Labor Law – Labor Relations – Seafarers – Permanent Total Disability – Physician’s Findings In 2002, Joelson Iloreta was hired as a seaman aboard a foreign ship […]

February 13, 2014

Malayang Samahan ng mga Manggagawa sa M. Greenfield vs Cresencio Ramos

Commercial Law – Corporation Law – Veil of Corporate Fiction – Illegal Dismissal Cases  In February 1990, M. Greenfield, Inc. (MGI), through its officers Saul Tawil, Carlos Javelosa, and Renato […]

January 15, 2014

Philippine Transmarine Carriers. Inc. vs John Melchor Laurente et al

Labor Law – Social Legislation – Repatriation – Permanent Disability – POEA Contract In 1993, John Melchor Laurente was hired as an engineer by Philippine Transmarine Carriers for its principal […]

November 1, 2013

Jackbilt Industries, Inc. vs Jackbilt Employees Workers Union-NAFLU-KMU

Labor Law – Labor Relations – Illegal Strike In 1997, Jackbilt Industries forced some of its employees to go on a six-month leave as it was experiencing financial difficulties due […]

October 24, 2013

Cirtek Employees Labor Union vs Cirtek Electronics, Inc.

Labor Law – Labor Relations – Power of the Secretary of Labor in Resolving CBA Disputes In 2005, a CBA dispute arose between Cirtek Electronics and Cirtek Employees Labor Union […]

October 22, 2013

2013 Labor Law Exam MCQs

[Below are the Multiple Choice Questions asked in the 2013 Bar Exams in Labor Law. Answers are highlighted.] 1. The parties to a labor dispute can validly submit to voluntary […]

October 21, 2013

2013 Labor Law Exam Essay Questions

I. Jose and Erica, former sweethearts, both worked as sales representatives for Magna, a multinational firm engaged in the manufacture and sale of pharmaceutical products. Although the couple had already […]

October 21, 2013

Philippine Movie Pictures Workers’ Association vs Premiere Productions, Inc.

Labor Standards – Police Power – Employment as a Property Right  In October 1951, Premiere Productions, Inc. (PPI) filed a petition with the Court of Industrial relations (CIR) seeking authority […]

August 9, 2013

William Barroga vs Data Center College et al

Labor Law – Labor Standards – Protection To Labor – When Is There No Diminution of Benefits In November 1991, William Barroga was hired as an instructor by Data Center […]

July 18, 2013

Jomar Verdadero vs Barney Autolines Group of Companies Transport, Inc. et al

Labor Law – Labor Standards – Security of Tenure – Illegal Dismissal – Remedies therefor Jomar Verdadero is a bus conductor of Barney Autolines. In January 2008, he had an […]

July 15, 2013

Bank of the Philippine Islands vs BPI Employees Union-Davao Chapter-Federation of Unions in BPI Unibank

Labor Law – Labor Standards – Security of Tenure vs Unionism In 2000, Far East Bank (FEB) was absorbed by the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI). Now BPI has […]

July 15, 2013

Spic N’ Span Services Corporation vs Gloria Paje et al

Labor Law – Labor Standards – Primacy of the Constitutional Right of Security of Tenure Over Procedural Rights in Labor Cases In February 1998, Gloria Paje and 10 others were  […]

July 15, 2013

Julito Sagales vs Rustan’s Commercial Corporation

Labor Law – Labor Standards – Security of Tenure – Penalty to Erring Employee Must be Commensurate to Infraction In October 1970, Julito Sagales was employed by Rustan’s Commercial Corporation […]

July 15, 2013

People of the Philippines vs Carlos Garcia y Pineda

271 SCRA 621 – Business Organization – Corporation Law – Corporation By Estoppel – Ostensible Corporation  In 1993, Carlos Garcia, Patricio Botero, and Luisa Miraples were accused of illegal recruitment. […]

February 2, 2013
 

Constancia Duldulao vs Court of Appeals

Labor Standards – Constructive Dismissal – Demotion  In August 1996, an administrative complaint was filed against Constancia Duldulao, a secretary/typist of the College of Law of the Baguio Colleges Foundation […]

September 25, 2012
 

Labor Law MCQs

This is Set A of the 2011 Bar Exams on Labor Law. The answers are bolded. 1. The union’s by-laws provided for burial assistance to the family of a member […]

April 8, 2012

Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation vs Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation Workers Association

537 SCRA 171 – Labor Law – Labor Relations – Categories of Illegal Strikes In May 2000, Mediator-Arbiter Ma. Zosima Lameyra issued an order certifying Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation Workers […]

March 4, 2012
 

Who is an employer?

In the Philippines, there are at least seven laws that gave definition as to who an employer is and they are the following: 1. Republic Act 8282: Social Security Act […]

January 12, 2012

Benjamin Victoriano vs Elizalde Rope Workers’ Union

59 SCRA 54 – Political Law – Primacy of the Constitution over Contractual Rights Benjamin Victoriano, an Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) member, has been an employee of the Elizalde Rope […]

December 5, 2011

Juana T. Vda. de Racho vs Municipality of Ilagan

22 SCRA 1 – Labor Law – Labor Standards – Minimum Wage Law – Exemption from Compliance Manuel Racho was a market cleaner in the municipality of Ilagan from 1954 […]

November 19, 2011

Norma Mabeza vs NLRC

271 SCRA 670 – Labor Law – Labor Standards – Wages – Facilities vs Supplements Norma Mabeza was an employee hired by Hotel Supreme in Baguio City. In 1991, an […]

September 26, 2011

Mabeza vs NLRC

271 SCRA 670 – Labor Law – Labor Standards – Abandonment of Work – Loss of Confidence Norma Mabeza was an employee hired by Hotel Supreme in Baguio City. In […]

September 26, 2011
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