Industry practice and talent contracts

Industry practice is not a defense against a defective fixed-term employment.

“The practice of having fixed-term contracts in the industry does not automatically make all talent contracts valid and compliant with labor law. The assertion that a talent contract exists does not necessarily prevent a regular employment status.” (Thelma Dumpit-Murillo v. Court of Appeals, Associated Broadcasting Company, et al., G.R. No. 164652, 08 June 2007)

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