FREE LEARNING SESSION: How to (Legally) Win Labor Cases: A Survival Guide to Philippine Labor Law for Business Owners and Managers

 15 May
 AIM CONFERENCE CENTER Benavidez corner Trasierra Streets, Legaspi Village, Makati City, Philippines
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 Jm Matienzo
How to (Legally) Win Labor Cases: A Survival Guide to Philippine Labor Law for Business Owners and Managers May 15, 2015 PM Learning Session 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM AIM CONFERENCE CENTER Benavidez corner Trasierra Streets, Legaspi Village, Makati City, Philippines REGISTER NOW! CALL US AT 370-9961 to 63 (Globe) 0917-3257870 (Smart) 0919-6142598 (Sun) 0932-5985708 Learning Session Description Workers have the Labor Code. Business owners lament that they don’t have a similar code of law to protect them when they are forced to bear with problematic, incompetent, unreasonable, demanding, ungrateful and sometimes abusive employees. Employees have the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Managers bewail that they don’t have a counterpart government agency that will help them effectively deal with labor disputes and complaints, or at the very least, help in the prevention and screen-out of labor claims that are totally baseless or completely nonsense. The countless horror stories about mishandled labor cases that blew out of proportion have convinced many jaded business owners and managers that winning a labor case in the Philippines is like doing “mission impossible”, that is, they now believe that they must either engage a veteran team of “covert operatives” or hire “super-lawyers” with mutant-like abilities to tip the decision in their favor. These operatives and super-lawyers however come with “super-natural fees”. But this is a myth! This learning session aims to expose participating business owners and managers to a better, less expensive, more practical, highly ethical, morally upright, and legally compliant way to survive and thrive under Philippine labor law, and yes, even win labor cases. The resource lecturer will present labor law in a different light. He will debunk some of the myths surrounding the nature of labor and employee relations in the Philippines. He will show you that labor disputes doesn’t have to be always a win-lose, lose-win or even a lose-lose proposition, but it can actually be turned into a win-win situation using ancient universal truths packaged under present day legal concepts and perspective. He will introduce business owners and managers to the concept of “Win-Win Labor Law.” ________________________________ Learning Session Objectives The specific objectives of this unique fun-filled learning experience are; • To understand better the realities and intricacies about labor law, particularly labor and employee relations, in the Philippines; • To recognize and understand the so-called “rules of the game” of Philippine labor law and labor-management relations; so that they can become better in “playing the game”; • To appreciate the different situations that can result from a labor dispute: win-lose, lose-win, lose-lose, and win-win scenarios; • To understand the pro-active “Win-Win Labor Law” approach in dealing with labor issues and disputes; and • To appreciate the multi-dimensional nature of the win-win approach, but with more emphasis on the legal aspect. ________________________________ Learning Session Outline Session 1: Can the Labor Code of the Philippines be MADE EASY? Session 2: What are the Possible Outcomes of a Labor Case? • Win-Lose Scenario. • Lose-Win Scenario. • Lose-Lose Scenario. • Win-Win Scenario. Session 3: What are the 8 Steps of the “Win-Win Labor Law” Approach? Session 4: What are the Must-Know Survival Rules in Labor Law for Business Owners and Managers? • What is “Rule No. 1” of labor law? • Why is ignorance of the law not an excuse? • Is government pro-Labor? Is government anti-Management? Why? • Why are all doubts and gray areas in labor law always resolved in favor of the workers? • Are employers presumed guilty? Why? • What is “good faith”? Why is it very important in labor disputes? • Why do the provisions of labor laws prevail over the terms and conditions of employment contracts? • Why does the government encourage employers and employees to compromise and settle amicably? • Why does the government frown upon quitclaims? And why are quitclaims considered the weakest defense in a labor dispute? • What is “substantial evidence”? Why is it important? • What is “administrative due process”? Why is it important? • Why are the proceedings before labor courts so informal? What are the pitfalls of being complacent in labor cases? • Why is entering into an “out-of-court” settlement in labor case very dangerous? • Are managers also employees? Or are they employers? • What happens when you lose a labor case? Is it the end of the line? Is it the end of your ordeal? • What are some of the recent must-know Supreme Court cases on labor law? • Others questions… Session 5: Legal Consultation (by way of Open Forum). Session 6: Conclusion (Last Piece of Advice). ________________________________ Learning Session Process This session will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes discussions, presentations and mini-exercises. ________________________________ FOR MORE INFORMATION, EARLY REGISTRATION AND FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, CALL US AT ARIVA! Events Management, Inc. 370-9961 to 63 (GLOBE) 0917-3257870 / 0905-2858852 0905-2858802 / 0915-9420184 (SMART) 0919-6142598 (SUN) 0932-5985708 Email: R E G I S T E R O N L I N E:

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