The seminar provides practical tips and proven HR best practices to enhance the understanding and application of Philippine Labour Laws


The Philippines is on the path to economic recovery after economic contraction in 2020 due to the pandemic situation. There are clear signs of rebounds in domestic activities, community mobility, industrial output, and bank lending activities. An improving business environment, encouraging government industry incentives and highly competitive labour resources make the Philippines an alternative Asian investment destination. The Filipino labour pool is one of the country’s economic advantages.

This one-day seminar highlights the features of the Labour Code of the Philippines” Presidential Decree No. 442, as well as the HR and legal practices in different industries.

The seminar includes practical tips and proven HR ‘in-country’ best practices to enhance the understanding and application of Philippine Labour Laws. It will equip HR professionals with the necessary knowledge and understanding to maintain employee engagement and prevent labour disputes in the Philippines.

Course Details: 


• Important features of ‘Labour Code of the Philippines” Presidential Decree No. 442.

• HR and legal practices in the different industries.

Who should attend

• HR Professionals.

• Regional HR Administrators.

• All business professionals who would like to gain knowledge and application of Philippine laws across different industries to maintain and promote their labor force in their Philippine operations.


I. Understanding of Labour Code of the Philippines

• Presidential Decree No. 422


II. Formulation of HR Policies and Terms and Condition of Employment

• Minimum Wage

• Work Hours and Over Time

• Night Shift and Rest Days

• Regular and Special Days

• Service Incentive Leaves

• Rest Day Computation of Wage

• Working Hours/Overtime/Holiday Pay

• Case Study on the “Flexible Labour Standards


III. Maternity, Paternity, Parental Leaves

• Normal Delivery

• Caesarian Sections

• Advance Payment of Maternity Benefits


IV. 13th Month Pay as Required by Law.


V. Types of Employment

• Regular (Permanent) Employment

• Project / Fixed-Term Employment

• Seasonal Employment

• Fixed-Period Employment

• Consultancy Contract


VI. Management of Statutory Social Welfare & Benefits

• Prohibition Against ‘Diminution of Benefits’

• Contribution Social Security System

• Pag-Ibig Fund

• National Health Insurance Program

• New BIR Regulations on ‘De-Minimis Benefits’

• Case Study on Government Benefit Compliance


VII. Labour Management Relations

• Labour Unions

• Labour Centers

• Labour Federations

• Collective Bargaining Agreement

• Unfair Labour Practices


VIII. Employment of Foreigners

• Alien Employment Permit

• Special Investor Resident Visa


IX. Book Six of The Labour Code – Termination of Employees

• Security of Tenure

• Grounds for Legal Termination

• Retirement

• Case Study on Suspension and Dismissal of Employees


Elsie Low is a HR Practitioner with over 25 years of experience. She has specific experience and strength in talent acquisition, human resource development, compensation and benefits development, payroll administration and management, talent management, employee communication and relations. She is a visionary and performance focused professional. Coupled with that, she has excellent business acumen with strong work ethics.

Elsie has worked in various multi-national and local SMEs and in different sectors such as manufacturing, electronics, construction, engineering and oil & gas. Her span of responsibility and experience are spent in various regional and leadership roles across different regions in ASEAN, Australia, China and Middle East.

Elsie graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Human Resource and a MBA in Finance. She also possesses the Certificate in Workplace Basics from Fairwork Commission Australia and an Advanced Certificate of Training and Assessment (ACTA).

She is currently one of the trainers for HRSINGAPORE's HR Certification Courses.

Administrative Details:

Scheduled Dates

• Date to be advised (Face-to-Face)  (27th Run)

Duration / Venue

• One day

• 9 am to 5:30 pm

• Sheraton Towers Singapore  (26th Run)


A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the end of the course.



• S$ 926.50 w/GST ($850.00) for Community/Corporate

• S$ 959.20 w/GST ($880.00) for Non-Subscribers



Grants/Subsidies/SkillsFuture Credit are not applicable.


• Coffee & tea with snacks during the morning and afternoon breaks

• Lunch will be provided

Past Participants:

Past Participants' Comments

• "Trainer - approachable, good knowledge and well versed in Philippine labour law!" - June Yong, Lenovo (Singapore) Pte Ltd

• "All the information is useful at work!"

• "Knowledge sharing section was good!" - Jack HewMcConnell Dowell South East Asia Pte Ltd

• "Great trainer, very patient to explain!"- Esther Lim, Alfa Laval (S) Pte Ltd

• "Trainer is good! Informative" - Noorjahan Binte Abdul Subhan, Leighton Contractors (Asia) Limited

• "Useful insight which provide a better understanding of the HR Law in Philippines. Very interactive session as participants can have their questions answered." - Nuraini Zainol, International Copper Association Southeast Asia Ltd

• "The trainer is very well-learned, experience and give clear statement & easy analogies that enable us to grasp the subject easily." - Lim Thou Mui, Swarovski Singapore Trading Pte Ltd

• "This is definitely a much better workshop I attended. Always better to have a really experience trainer who is able to share his own experience and to give us a real picture of what's happening other than what we can read on books. Thanks!" - Tan Mei See, Omron Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

• "It's an effective & fruitful seminar for me." - Grace Liu, Glenn Defense Marine

• "A good overview of the employment scene in the Philippines." - Chan Mei Lide, Imation Singapore

• "Overall useful and good overview for background understanding." - Quek Seok Leng, AT&T

• "Very well versed in the Philippines labour law." - Geraldine Tan, Spirax Sarco

Past Participant Organisations

• 3D Networks, Achieva, AECOM Singapore Pte Ltd, AET Tankers, AETN Asia, Aida Greater Asia, Aircom International, Alcan Packaging Services, American Power Conversion, Arkema, Ashland Singapore, AT&T Singapore, Avi-Tech Electronics, AAC Technologies Pte Ltd, Adventus Singapore Pte Ltd, Alfa Laval Singapore Pte Ltd, Arrow Electronics Asia (S) Pte Ltd, Amazon Web Services Singapore Pte Ltd, Alfred H Knight, Advantest (Singapore) Pte Ltd

• Beiersdorf Singapore, Brunel International SEA, Battery Power International Pte Ltd, Brown-Forman Worldwide LLC, Battery Power International Pte Ltd

• CH2M HILL Singapore, Chemetall Asia, ChevronTexaco, Ciba Specialty Chemicals, CommScope Solutions, CentiForce Instruments, CMC Communications (Singapore), Cartrack Technologies South East Asia Pte Ltd, Coilcraft Singapore Pte Ltd, Carl Zeiss Pte Ltd

• DMG Mori Seiki South East Asia, DOCOMO interTouch, Dyna-Mac Engineering Services, Draeger Singapore Pte. Ltd

• EDS International, EMC, Epson Singapore, Epic Ship Managment Pte Ltd

• Fujikura Asia, Formfactor Singapore, Fugro Properties Pte Ltd, Firmenich Asia Pte Ltd, FormFactor Singapore Pte Ltd, Firmenich Asia Pte Ltd

• Gemalto Pte Ltd, Glenn Defense Marine, GoSwiff International, Ground Transportation Systems Singapore Pte Ltd

• Haworth Singapore, Havi Food Services, Honeywell Safety Products c/o Kings Shoe Manufacturing, Honeywell, Hawker Pacific Asia, Hitachi Chemical Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Hitachi Construction Machinery Asia & Pacific Pte Ltd, Hyphens Pharma International Ltd, Hexagon Metrology Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

• IE Singapore, Imation Singapore, Ingram Micro, International Copper Association SEA, ITW, Infineon Technologies, Ingenico International, Ingersoll-Rand Singapore Enterprises Pte Ltd, ICD Security Solutions Pte Ltd

• John Bean Technologies Singapore, John Wiley & Sons, JF Hillebrand Singapore Pte Ltd, Jet Aviation (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd

• Keppel Land International, Khattar Wong & Parters, Kulicke & Soffa (SEA), Kulicke & Soffa, Kumon

• LANWorks, Leighton Contractors (Asia) Limited (Singapore Branch), Lucent Technologies, Lenovo (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Lithan Academy Pte Ltd

• Manufacturing Integration Technology, Matsushita Avionics, MCIWorldCom, Millennium & Copthorne International, Ministry of Manpower, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific, MOL Bulk Carriers, MTM Ship Management, Maccaferri (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Media Track Pte Ltd, McConnell Dowell South East Asia Pte Ltd, Millennium & Copthorne International Limited

• National Instruments Singapore (Pte) Ltd, National Starch, NCS, Nexwave Technologies Pte Ltd, NTN Bearing-Singapore (Pte) Ltd

• Omron Asia Pacific, ONG&ONG, Oracle Corporation, OneConnect Financial Technology (Singapore) Co. Pte Ltd

• Pall Filtration, Palmgold Corporation, Panasonic Industrial, Petronas, Philips Domestic Appliances Singapore Pte. Ltd.

• Reuters Singapore, Rockwell Automation Asia Pacific Business Center Pte Ltd, RS Components, Rxilient Health Pte Ltd, Remy Cointreau International Pte Ltd

• SABIC Asia Pacifc, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, SEW Eurodrive, Singapore Tourism Board, Sodick Singapore Pte Ltd, Spirax Sparco, Standard Chartered Bank, STMicroelectronics Asia Pacific, STT Communications, Swarovski Singapore Trading, Symantec Asia Pacific, Sysmex Asia Pacific, Saint-Gobain Philippines Co. Ltd. Inc, Sensient Technologies Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Stepan Asia Pte Ltd, Sumitomo Chemical Asia Pte Ltd

• Tanaka Kikinzoku (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Teraoka Weigh-System, Tesa Tape Asia Pacific, Total Petrochemicals SEA, Trans World Radio, TriQuint International, Tyco Healthcare, Topcon Singapore Holdings, Tekmark Pte Ltd, Tetra Pak Asia Pte Ltd, Thales Solutions Asia Pte Ltd, Tiong Woon Crane & Transport (Pte) Ltd

• Veeco Asia, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (SEA), Virtual HR, Visa International, V.Ships Asia Group

• WD Media (Singapore), Weatherford Asia Pacific, Wilmar Trading, Wilmar Sugar Pte Ltd

• XP Power Limited

• Yahoo! Singapore