Villaraza and Angangco Law (“V&A Law”) Partner Rashel Ann Pomoy and Associate Roy Santos Necesario co-wrote an article for the International Law Office on the latest Philippine case law that impacts status of employment of independent contractors in the country.
Published in Lexology on 11 October 2023, the article is entitled “Digesting Ditiangkin: The Philippine Freelancing Industry and the Impacts of Philippine Supreme Court Ruling on Engaging Independent Contractors.” It delves into the Philippine Supreme Court’s pronouncements in Ditiangkin vs. Lazada E-Services Philippines, Inc., G.R. No. 246892 (2022) regarding delivery riders who were declared as employees instead of independent contractors primarily because they perform essential functions that directly contributed to business operations. Pomoy and Necesario discuss strategies on how businesses can adapt to this ruling and legally enter into agreements with their independent contractors, minimizing the risk of employee misclassification.
The full article can be accessed here: