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THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has issued a warning against a fraudulent e-mail claiming to be associated with the agency and asking for cash donations.

DoLE cracks down on establishments with illegal foreign workers

THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has started inspecting establishments across the country to check for compliance in employing foreign nationals.

DoLE confirms abduction of 2 Filipino seamen

TWO OF 11 Filipino seafarers who have been reported abducted in two separate incidents in the West African countries of Benin and Togo have been verified, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) reported on Tuesday.

DoLE to release P5-million to fire-affected Star City employees

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) is allotting P5.5 million in emergency funds for around 500 workers of Star City who were displaced after a the fire razed the amusement park, it said in a statement.

Recruiters cited for deploying minors

THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) on Wednesday said it had revoked the licenses of two recruitment agencies for deploying two minors overseas.

DoLE to check GMA Network’s compliance with occupational safety standards

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) is looking into GMA Network, Inc.’s compliance with occupational safety and health (OSH) standards, after veteran actor Eddie Garcia suffered a fatal injury on the set of a new TV series.

Almost 70,000 jobs on offer during Independence Day fair

THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) will be hosting its annual Independence Day job fair on June 12 in various sites nationwide, offering 68,893 vacancies.

DoLE orders deployment ban on Libya, prepares repatriation team

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) is preparing to send a team for the repatriation of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in violence-affected areas of Libya, as it ordered a total deployment ban of OFWs to that state.

DoLE: Voluntary repatriation from Libya on

THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) announced that they are preparing for the voluntary repatriation of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Libya, following escalating violence there, as reported by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Dismissed official rehired to DoLE

AFTER firing him in October last year, President Rodrigo R. Duterte has reappointed Joel B. Maglunsod to the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE).

DoLE lifts ban on Boracay work permits for foreigners

THE Department of Labor and employment (DoLE) has lifted the suspension on the issuance of work permits for foreigners in Boracay, following the reopening of the island on Oct. 26 after a six-month rehabilitation.

DoLE: 300,000-plus workers regularized

MORE THAN 300,000 workers have been regularized this year, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) reported on Monday, citing its efforts as well as voluntary regulation by employers.

DoLE issues guidelines on deployment of teachers to China

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has issued guidelines on the hiring of Filipino teachers in the People’s Republic of China (PRoC).

DoLE, PBEd’s YouthWorks in training tie-up

THE Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) said it has teamed up with the labor department to create programs that will “enhance the employability” of young people.

DoLE sets standards for Japan caregiver interns

THE labor department has issued guidelines for recruitment of care workers for the Technical Intern Training Program In Japan, including language proficiency standards.

Labor advisory out on workers’ pay on Aug. 21

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) issued Labor Advisory No. 12 on Thursday, advising employers to pay their employees accordingly on August 21, a regular holiday falling on a special non-working holiday in observance of the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice or Eid al-Adha and Ninoy Aquino Day.

DoLE suspends Kuwait recruitment escrow fund rule

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said it has suspended an escrow fund requirement for all foreign recruitment agencies (FRAs) seeking to deploy domestic workers to Kuwait amid fears the rule might be viewed as discriminatory.

DoLE to seek priority status for bill on security of tenure...

DoLE to seek priority status for bill on security of tenure penalizing ‘endo’

Employer group commits to regular status this year for 300,000 workers

A MAJOR employer association is negotiating with the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) to confer regular status on 300,000 workers, matching DoLE’s target for 2018.

POEA given authority to approve recruitment agencies’ licenses

THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has been authorized to approve licenses of recruitment agencies that hire overseas Filipino workers (OFW), the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said on Friday.

DoLE urges displaced Boracay workers to avail of emergency jobs program

A LABOR department official has called on displaced formal sector workers in Boracay to avail of the government’s emergency employment program.

Labor department to check TV stations, ecozones for possible labor violations

The labor department will focus on inspecting economic zones, security agencies and television networks nationwide to check if these companies abide by general labor...

DoLE issues advisory on household worker leave

THE Labor department has issued an advisory on the leave entitlements of household workers under Republic Act 10361, or the Kasambahay law.

Domestic workers to return to Kuwait after contracts are standardized

THE LABOR DEPARTMENT said that domestic workers will be deployed back to Kuwait once both countries agree on a standard employment contract.

DoLE chief: Eight wage boards have submitted recommendations

“EIGHT REGIONS” have already submitted their recommendations for an increase in their minimum wage rates, Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello told reporters on Monday.

Labor chief says TV networks, hospitals on next ‘endo’ list

THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) plans to submit by next month a new list of companies engaging in illegal contractualization, including television “networks” and “hospitals.”

DoLE: Report age discrimination in work place

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in a statement said it encourages workers to report companies who violate the Anti-Age Discrimination Law.

DoLE reminds employers to pay workers overtime pay during holidays

The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) advised employers to pay their employees accordingly this Independence Day and Eid'l Fitr through Labor Advisory No.9. "For...

ILO sees progress in tackling contractualization issues

THE International Labor Organization (ILO) said the Philippines is moving forward both in terms of its compliance with international labor laws and resolving the issue of contractualization.

DoLE hires more labor inspectors

The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has sworn in 35 new labor inspectors as part of the agency's move to strengthen establishments' compliance...

DoLE flags 20 firms in labor-only contracting

THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE), in a press briefing on Monday, disclosed a list of “companies engaged and suspected to be engaged...

DoLE names companies that may have been engaged in labor-only contracting

The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has named the companies that may have been guilty of labor-only contracting. In a list the agency submitted...

Work stoppage remains in effect at Hanjin Heavy, DoLE says

A work stoppage order remains in effect at Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC) until it has improved its working conditions. The Department of...

Labor group seeks minimum wage hike as prices rise in light...

A labor group on Friday has called on government to increase the minimum wage in the wake of surging prices resulting from the Tax...

DoLE to release list of ‘endo’ violators

The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) will release the list of EO violators on Friday, May 25, as ordered by the Duterte administration...

DoLE urges informal sector workers to apply for livelihood aid

The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has encouraged qualified informal sector workers to avail of a livelihood aid through the Kabuhayan Program. The labor...

DoLE set to complete list of ‘endo’ violators

By Gillian M. Cortez THE DEPARTMENT of Labor (DoLE) in a statement on Wednesday said it will submit to Malacañang a list of violators in...

PLDT appeal on regularization of contractuals denied

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) in a statement on Thursday said it has denied a motion for reconsideration by the Philippine Long...

Labor dep’t. urges Duterte to certify security of tenure bill as...

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has urged President Rodrigo R. Duterte to certify the pending Security of Tenure bill as urgent, an...

Gov’t releases P448 million for workers displaced by Boracay shutdown

THE government has released P448 million to finance livelihood programs that will benefit workers affected by Boracay’s six-month closure. These funds, which were released to...

DoLE to hire 5,000 Boracay informal workers, IPs for island rehab...

THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) will hire 5,000 informal workers and indigenous people (IPs) members in Boracay as part of its 30-day...

Palace issues memorandum on monitoring labor-only contracting

By Camille A. Aguinaldo MALACAÑANG on Friday ordered a crackdown on labor-only contracting as it directed Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III to submit a...

Palace orders DoLE to submit report on companies violating rules on...

Malacañang has ordered the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) to submit its "comprehensive report" on the implementation of Department Orders 174 and 183,...

DoLE to push pending Senate bill on ‘endo’

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said on Wednesday, April 18, it wants President Rodrigo R. Duterte to certify...

DoLE orders regularization of over 7,000 workers under Jollibee group

The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has ordered regular employment status for more than 7,000 workers of Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) contractors and...