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Helping Dugo-Dugo Gang with the Kasambahay Law

The first time I read the full text of the “Domestic Workers Act” or “Batas Kasambahay” (Republic Act No. 10361, see full text; see also primer), the very first provision that immediately caught my attention was the reportorial duty of employers. The law provides that all employers register domestic workers under their employment in the Registry of Domestic Workers in the barangay where the employer’s residence is located (see primer). Continue reading

Republic Act 10361 (Domestic Workers Act or Batas Kasambahay): Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR)

[See Primer on Domestic Workers Act or Batas Kasambahay; full text of Republic Act No. 10361]

IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10361, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE “DOMESTIC WORKERS ACT” OR “BATAS KASAMBAHAY”

Pursuant to Republic Act No. 10361 entitled “An Act Instituting Policies for the Protection and Welfare of Domestic Workers”, the following Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR), are hereby issued:

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International Convention for Domestic Workers

On 16 June 2011, the government, worker and employer delegates at the 100th annual Conference of the International Labour Organization [ILO] adopted a set of international standards to improve the working conditions of domestic workers worldwide, estimated to be around 52.6 million. The Convention shall take effect after ratification. Continue reading