Labor Laws
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Labor Laws

 

Generally, it is the Labor Code of the Philippines as implemented by the Department of Labor and Employment that governs the relationships between employers and employees.  In educational institutions, however, the employment of teaching and non-teaching personnel is governed by rules that may from time to time be conjointly promulgated by the Department of Education and the Department of Labor and Employment.  This is due to the teachers’ special employment status and their role in the advancement of knowledge.

 

Therefore, the employer-employee relationship between the school and its academic and non-academic personnel is governed by the regular labor laws and the rules jointly promulgated by the Dep. Ed. and the DOLE.  The DOLE may not issue rules and regulations on academic personnel without the concurrence of the DECS.  It is submitted that labor standards and policies on school promulgated without the concurrence of the DECS are not binding. (MRPS, pp. 373-374)

 

 

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