New Labor Chief Wants Employers to Observe 20%-Maximum Limit on Contractual Workers

Incoming secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment Silvestre Bello III plans to impose a 20%-cap on the number of workers that an employer could hire on contractual basis. Contractualization, in which workers are hired for only six months, is a wide practice in the Philippines, as it allows employers to refrain from paying government benefits that are mandated for regular employees. Bello also said that permits coming…

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