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Employers told to abide by overtime rules for holiday work

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz

The Department of Labor and Employment reminded employers Tuesday to abide by the pay rules for the Holy Week holidays.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

More being driven out of work in ‘Yolanda’ wake

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At least 186 workers have sought the help of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Eastern Visayas for the release of their benefits after their companies shut down their operations due to the devastation caused by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t still studying move to hire foreign workers

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Job seekers meet with employers at a job fair in Sunrise, Florida in this photo taken in January this year.. The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits jumped by 16,000 for the week of ending March 23, 2013, the second straight weekly increase. But the longer-term trend in layoffs remained consistent with an improved job market. Applications increased to a seasonally adjusted 357,000 for the week ending March 23, the Labor Department said Thursday. (AP Photo)

Malacañang on Thursday clarified that the government is still studying proposals to open hard-to-fill positions to foreign workers.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Checks not stopped, just delayed–DOLE

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Friday denied the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) had stopped payments to poor working students under the government’s special employment program, saying they were “just delayed.”

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Thousands lost jobs after storm hit Visayas

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Alma Palacio, 23, once worked in a big business establishment in this city before it ceased to operate after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” hit.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DOLE owes poor students millions

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Audit (COA) has hit the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for delaying the payment of salaries to 36,702 poor working students in 2012 by up to 15 months while checks became stale or unreleased.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Wage hike freeze in Western Visayas hit

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The militant labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) in Negros Occidental on Thursday said it was strongly opposing the moratorium on the implementation of the P10 wage increase in areas of Western Visayas hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international codename: Haiyan).

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bus firm in Skyway accident has no DOLE compliance certificate

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Investigators collect items from the wreckage of a passenger bus that plunged from an elevated highway known as the Skyway Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in Parañaque City. Iloilo Rep. Jerry Treñas on Monday proposed that the government require speed-limit devices on buses to prevent deadly accidents usually caused by speeding.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

The Don Mariano Transit Corporation is operating without the compliance certificate from the Department of Labor and Employment, a report from Inquirer Radio 990 AM on Tuesday said.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

DOLE program employs quake victims in Bohol

The first phase of the Labor department’s emergency employment program for the earthquake victims in Bohol is off to a good start with the awarding of a check worth P3.2 million to the Bohol provincial government. The first tranche of the Bohol Emergency Employment Program (BEEP 1) funds was handed out to Bohol Gov. Edgar [...]

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

DOLE workers get P10K bonus

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President Benigno Aquino III, left. AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Monday announced a P10,000 anniversary bonus for workers of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOLE suspends labor inspections around Christmas

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz

The Department of Labor and Employment suspended routine labor inspections on Friday in an effort to avoid “temptations” that may turn the gift-giving season into a venue for corruption.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

West Visayas workers get P10 daily wage hike

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The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) 6 granted on Saturday a P10-a day wage increase to workers in Western Visayas.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Negros labor leader seeks ouster of regional DOLE head

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A labor leader is seeking the transfer or resignation of Ponciano Ligutom, regional director of the Department of Labor and Employment in Western Visayas, for prematurely saying that the wage increase in the region was not likely to exceed P10 a day.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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