Employment and Immigration

Head: Dante T. Pamintuan

SyCipLaw’s Employment & Immigration Department represents clients in compulsory and voluntary arbitrations as well as in adversarial and non-adversarial labor proceedings before labor agencies and the courts. It handles conflicts between labor and management, including strike disputes, mass action controversies, unfair labor practice cases and terminations of employment, both as part of the employee disciplinary process and as a direct result of corporate restructuring, dissolutions and plant closures. We have successfully assisted clients in satisfactorily concluding collective bargaining negotiations and manpower reorganizations involving strategic retrenchment, down-sizing and right-sizing.

Our services include labor audits, due diligence and the preparation and review of company policies, personnel manuals, rules and regulations. We also provide lectures and seminars on employment law and labor relations to senior executives and personnel managers in top corporations.

For our clients with expatriate staff, we provide professional advice and assistance in the procurement and renewal of the proper visas and work permits.