The Chambers Employment 2020 Guide, written in two parts, Law and Practice, and Trends and Developments, outlines the “legislative action taken to address the COVID-19 pandemic, non-competition and non-solicitation clauses, data privacy, foreign workers, unions, termination of employment, wrongful dismissal claims, anti-discrimination issues and dispute resolution” in 49 jurisdictions worldwide.

The Chapter on the Philippines was authored by lawyers from ACCRALAW’s Labor and Employment Department, namely Managing Partner and Senior Partner Emerico O. De Guzman, Partners Clarence C. Valdecantos and Neptali B. Salvanera, Senior Associate Franchesca C. Gesmundo, and Associates Gilyen Marie L. Li, and Angelo J. Logronio. The Chapter discusses the fundamental updates on labor and employment laws in the country which include, the rules on flexible work arrangements, duties and liabilities of employers, employment disputes, and other terms and conditions of employment.

There were also updates on special issues in Philippine employment law, including temporary lay-offs, the employees’ right to refuse unsafe work, and other mandatory workplace policies.

The Practice Guides of Chambers and Partners provide “expert legal commentary on the main practice areas in key jurisdictions around the world” which enable clients to “identify and compare current legal issues across jurisdictions”.

Access the guide here:

https://practiceguides.chambers.com/practice-guides/employment-2020/philippines