LABOR AND IMMIGRATION

 

LABOR

The firm’s Labor Department is composed of consummate and experienced lawyers who represent local and international clients in all employment matters. These include labor disputes, compliance with statutory and regulatory standards, and employee benefits.

The practice group’s expertise encompasses counseling services resolving personnel problems and managing pre-litigation issues, undertaking labor audits of company policies, reviewing employment-based contracts and agreements, and handling labor cases in all stages before the regulatory agencies up to the Supreme Court. The Labor Department has a robust success record in employment litigation, which has a cross section of illegal dismissal cases, suits for damages, unfair labor practices claims, union grievances, strikes, collective bargaining negotiations, certification elections, social welfare benefits issues, and wage distortions. Equally as important, the firm’s labor and employment lawyers have successfully guided clients in amicably resolving pre-litigation disputes bearing significant social and financial impact. They have also been adept at addressing contentious, union-related, and job security issues arising from mergers, consolidations, and restructuring of operations in multi-union and multi-bargaining enterprises.

The firm’s employment law practitioners have been tapped as resource speakers in national conventions and multi-disciplinary seminars. Their expertise has also been acknowledged by leading publications and legal guides through the years.

IMMIGRATION

The firm offers a diverse range of immigration services, including those that relate to labor practice as it relates to the employment of foreigners in the Philippines. We offer prompt and able assistance in the securing of work permits and pertinent visa types (such as those for temporary visitors, pre-arranged employees and their families, treaty traders, retirees, immigrants, students, and other special classes of visitors). Our immigration lawyers also handle deportation and citizenship cases.