Labor Standards and Labor Relations

Labor laws are primarily governed by the Labor Code of the Philippines (P.D. 442) and subsequently reinforced by the 1987 Philippine Constitution. In addition thereto, there are special laws, implementing rules, regulations, and jurisprudence, which likewise serve as the legal framework for all incidents of employment.[1]

In general, labor laws are divided into two main categories: (a) labor standards and (b) labor relations.[2]

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Pro bono: Temporary Suspension of Business Operations

Dear Atty. Del Puerto,

We are a bus company. We recently had an accident. Consequently, we decided to conduct a safety inspection resulting in a stop of operations. Are we obligated to pay our drivers and conductors during this time?

– R.D.

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