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Rights at Work

This study sought to document company best practices on regularization of workers under contracting arrangements. The identified best practices on regularization are from companies representing sectors where many contractual or agency-hired workers were reportedly absorbed or regularized. After a series of interviews with company representatives (Human Resources Managers) and regularized workers, one of the common practices gathered from the respondents is regularization of contractual or agency-hired workers without having them go through probationary period.

The study is a product of the recommendations of stakeholders, particularly during the gap analysis of ILO Convention No. 81 and 129 (Labour Inspection in Industry, Commerce and Agriculture) to have an annual inspection report. The Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC), the program manager of the Labor Laws Compliance System (LLCS), requested the assistance of the Institute in drafting the said report. In addition, the publication of the said document would provide a detailed assessment for policy and program improvement.

This study seeks to determine whether or not there is a need for the enactment of House Bill No. 1358 which aims to amend Art. 223 and 224 of the Labor Code, providing for the remedy of Petition for Certiorari under Rule 65 to the Supreme Court the decisions of the NLRC.