Can an employer dismiss a female employee from work due to marriage?

Let us say a young lady, who had just graduated from college, applied for work in a company. When she applied, she was still single and had no plans of getting married anytime soon. Besides, she had no reason to even consider getting married since she was not in a relationship with anyone. Back then, … Continue reading Can an employer dismiss a female employee from work due to marriage?

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When is the dismissal of an employee from work legal?

“You’re fired!” This is the famous line of American businessman (now United States President) Donald J. Trump in the reality TV series The Apprentice. He usually pulls out and points a finger gun whenever he says it. By finger gun, it refers to the hand gesture imitating a handgun. Meaning of “You’re fired!” When an … Continue reading When is the dismissal of an employee from work legal?

The heart has reasons of its own which reason does not know

For lovers and hopeless romantics, February is the month of hearts. Consequently, it is only apt to write about matters of the heart for this month. Of course, it must have some legal twist to make it even more relevant. Back in my law school days, I had the chance to read a case decided … Continue reading The heart has reasons of its own which reason does not know

Mistake in the construction or application of a doubtful or difficult question of law

This is a continuation of my articles titled, Prohibition against elimination or diminution of employee benefits, No specific minimum number of years, and Monetary benefits or privileges with monetary equivalents, where I explained the non-diminution of benefits rule. The first was posted on August 12, 2013, the second on February 18, 2014, and the third … Continue reading Mistake in the construction or application of a doubtful or difficult question of law

Monetary benefits or privileges with monetary equivalents

This is a continuation of my articles titled, Prohibition against elimination or diminution of employee benefits and No specific minimum number of years, where I explained the non-diminution of benefits rule. The first was posted on August 12, 2013, while the second on February 18, 2014. In order to have a clear grasp of the … Continue reading Monetary benefits or privileges with monetary equivalents

No specific minimum number of years

This is a continuation of my article titled, Prohibition against elimination or diminution of employee benefits (August 12, 2013), where I explained the non-diminution of benefits rule. In order to have a clear grasp of the topic, I will incorporate the pertinent portions of this article here. Non-diminution of benefits required by law Employees are … Continue reading No specific minimum number of years

Prohibition against elimination or diminution of employee benefits

Aside from appearing in court to represent clients, my job as a lawyer includes rendering legal advice. Of course, the advice I give will depend on, among other things, the legal questions asked. When it comes to labor law, among the questions that I often encounter is on the elimination or diminution of employee benefits. … Continue reading Prohibition against elimination or diminution of employee benefits

Termination of employment by employees

Employees may terminate their employment. And, unlike employers, they may do so even without just cause. All they need to do is simply serve a written notice on their employers at least one month in advance. But employees who desire to terminate their employment must comply with the required one-month advance written notice, because, otherwise, … Continue reading Termination of employment by employees

Wage deduction

Employers, whether in their own behalf or in behalf of any person, are prohibited from making deductions on the wages of their employees. Any deduction made would be deemed illegal. But there are also cases where employers are allowed to make deductions on their employees’ wages, namely: 1. In cases where the worker is insured … Continue reading Wage deduction