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Win-win Strategies on Labor Relations Law: Use Advice to Survive and Thrive in the New Normal

September 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - September 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Why join the workshop?

To survive the world of labor relations especially this time of COVID-19 Pandemic entails a wide understanding of the concept of employer-employee relationship. Some enter the business world with just one word in mind – “profit” without being well-equipped with the necessary knowledge on how to lawfully run their business. 

Entering the business industry should not be a spur-of-the-moment decision; otherwise, those who would dare journey into it with limited, or worse, without knowledge, are bound to be lost. Business owners who have no knowledge on how to handle employees within the bounds of labor laws may face numerous complaints that would probably and eventually lead to the closure of their business operations.  

That is why being well-informed of the current and existing labor laws, rules and regulations, and the current relevant advisories from the corresponding government agencies should be a habit and continuous mandate on the part of all business owners especially in today’s changing political and economic landscape. Also, being knowledgeable of what laws or rules and regulations to comply with prevents several and well-founded complaints that employees may have against the business establishments, thereby saving time and capital. 

This program aims to impart and discuss the rights of management vis-à-vis employee disciplinary procedures, especially in terminating an employee, which unfortunately, is a trend nowadays because of COVID-19 Pandemic. Dismissing an employee, if done outside the bounds of the law, is costly, both in time and money. 

In this program, participants will know the proper procedure in enforcing employee discipline and termination of employment WITHOUT violating the law.


  • Enumerate the grounds for terminating an employee
  • Identify the procedural requirements in dismissing an employee
  • Understand the relation of COVID-19 Pandemic to the exercise of management prerogative
  • Is placing an employee under floating status a valid exercise of management prerogative?
  • Analyze latest Supreme Court decisions on termination


  • Constitutional Provisions on Labor, and the Labor Code
  • Employer-employee relationship
    • How do we establish employer-employee relationship
    • What is the Control Test
  • The rights of the Management
    • What is Management Prerogative
    • Management Prerogative during COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Implementation of Flexible Work Arrangement (LA 9-20)
  • Crafting an effective Employee Code of Conduct
    • Creating a positive culture of compliance with the Code
    • Revisit and Revise Employee Code of Conduct, if proper, to comply with the April 30, 2020 DTI and DOLE Interim Guidelines on Workplace Prevention and Control of COVID-19 
  • Survey of Supreme Court Decisions on Employee Dismissal and Discipline
  • Valid grounds for dismissing an employee
    • What are the just and authorized causes for dismissing an employee
    • What are the proper procedures in terminating an employee
    • When to pay and release final pay (LA 6-20)
    • When to issue Certificate of Employment (LA6-20)
  • Procedural requirements in dismissing an employee
  • Practical and important rules in handling employee termination proceedings
  • Relevant Advisories from the Department of Labor and Employment during Quarantine Period
  • Non-inclusion of one-month Enhanced Community Quarantine period on the six-month probationary period (LA 14-20)
  • May you transfer an employee to another branch or outlet? (LA No. 17-20)


  • The program will be live/synchronous. The resource person will be speaking real-time (not recorded) to the participants discussing topics, facilitating activities for engagement and answering questions for clarity. Each session will have breaks every 45 minutes to 1 hour. 
  • The program will also have an output as proof of learning. 
  • Class size will be limited to a maximum of 20 participants so concerns of each participant can easily be addressed.

Who should attend:

The workshop is ideal for HR professionals, business owners, line managers, supervisors, persons who intend to put up their own business, and other interested persons as they are those who will benefit the most.

Program Schedule:

Day 1

9:00am – 11:00am 

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Day 2

9:00am – 11:00am 

2:00pm – 4:00pm


September 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am
September 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
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Alvin Alburo

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2nd floor, Inquirer Academy Building
cor. Ponte St., 4168 Chino Roces Ave, Makati, 1204 Metro Manila
+63 945 215 8935 / (02) 8834-1557 / 8771-2715