The ELA Global Employer Handbook – 2017 Philippine Chapter

June 20, 2017

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan has updated the Philippine Chapter of the Global Employer Handbook. Published by the Employment Law Alliance, the Handbook is a free online resource guide that provides practical, concrete, up-to-date information on the most pertinent labor and employment laws in more than 135 countries around the world, including all US states and Canadian provinces.

Each chapter includes critical laws and regulations to help ensure legal compliance in companies across the globe. These include on hiring, disciplining, terminating employees; wages, hours, overtime, compensation, benefits; vacation, sick, family, and medical leaves; worker’s compensation, employee injuries, health and safety; layoffs, workforce redundancies, reductions in force; unfair competition, covenants not to compete, trade secret protection; legal postings; and personnel records. Also included in selected jurisdictions is information relating to Business Immigration practices.

Go to to access this resource. Access to the Handbook requires free registration.

The Employment Law Alliance (ELA) is the world’s largest network of labor and employment lawyers. With more than 3,000 experienced attorneys located worldwide, members work together to ensure that clients’ legal matters are handled seamlessly wherever they do business. SyCipLaw is the exclusive Philippine member of ELA.

The Philippine chapter was reviewed and updated by SyCipLaw partner Rodelle B. Bolante, with support from associate Donna S. Talledo. Content is accurate as of May 2017.

Rodelle B. Bolante specializes in immigration work, including providing professional advice and assistance in the procurement and renewal of the proper visas and work permits. He has extensive experience in representing companies in the banking and manufacturing sectors in collective bargaining negotiations. He also does advisory work for business process outsourcing companies. He represents clients in compulsory and voluntary arbitration as well as in adversarial and non-adversarial labor proceedings before labor agencies and the courts.

Donna S. Talledo is a newly inducted member of the Philippine Bar.