Villaraza & Angangco ("V&A Law") is the sole contributor to the Philippine Chapter of the Chambers and Partners Guide entitled: "An Introduction to Employment."
Written by V&A Law Partners Alejandro Alfonso E. Navarro
and Rashel Ann C. Pomoy
of the Firm's Labor and Employment Department, the article provides an overview of the key legal developments governing the Labor and Employment landscape in the Philippines as the economy continues to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The article examines the labor and employment issues and corresponding solutions as the economy shifts to a new normal, and discusses the measures implemented concerning employment relations such as Alternative Work Arrangements (“AWA”), dismissals based on authorized causes of retrenchment, redundancy and/or closure, dismissals based on just causes of serious misconduct/insubordination, temporary cessation of business, mandatory vaccines, and the Omnibus Guidelines on the Minimum Public Health Standards for the Safe Reopening of Institutions.