2017 (Labor Law) Bar Exam Questions: Question 3

[Answer/discuss the question below, or see 2017 bar exam Labor Law Instructions; 2016 Labor Law and Social Legislation Questions: 12456789101112, and 13; See also 2017 Bar Exam: Information, Discussions, Tips, Questions and Results]

-III-

A.

Andrew Manning Agency (AMA) recruited Feliciano for employment by lnvictus Shipping, its foreign principal. Meantime, AMA and lnvictus Shipping terminated their agency agreement. Upon his repatriation following his premature termination, Feliciano claimed from AMA and lnvictus Shipping the payment of his salaries and benefits for the unserved portion of the contract. AMA denied liability on the ground that it no longer had an agency agreement with lnvictus Shipping. Is AMA correct? Explain your answer. (3%)

B.

As a rule, direct hiring of migrant workers is not allowed. What are the exceptions? Explain your answer. (2.5%)

c.

Phil, a resident alien, sought employment in the Philippines. The employer, noticing that Phil was a foreigner, demanded that he first secures an employment permit from the DOLE. Is the employer correct? Explain your answer. (2.5%)

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