Technological advances have allowed companies to undertake cross-border operations and engage individuals around the world without the need for relocation. The Philippines, being an international business hub, allows for the hiring of Filipino workers either through direct employment or independent contracts on an individual basis.
In the Lexology article entitled: "How to avoid pitfalls of worker misclassification," V&A Law's Alejandro Alfonso E. Navarro
, Rashel Ann C. Pomoy
, and Lawrence Ivan Manalo of the Firm's Labor and Employment group, distinguish these two modes of worker acquisition and discuss the laws governing each. Further, the article identifies when misclassification of workers arises and provides the best way to address the issue.