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Name: The Labor Code (Presidential Decree No. 442 of 1974).
Country: Philippines
Subject(s): Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1974-05-01
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, 1974-06-10
ISN: PHL-1974-L-15242
Bibliography: Official Gazette, 1974-06-10
Labor Code of the Philippines, 1996, Paulino D. Ungos, Jr., Rex Book Store, Manila, Philippines, 772 p.
Labor Code, 1998, Vicente B. Foz, Philippine Law Gazette, Manila, Philippines
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Department of Labour and Employment, Philippines PDF of 2017 Edition of the Act as amended to R.A. No. 10911 (2016) PDF of 2017 Edition of the Act as amended to R.A. No. 10911 (2016) (consulted on 2012-02-07)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), Philippines PDF of Act as amended to 2002 (R.A. No. 9177) PDF of Act as amended to 2002 (R.A. No. 9177) (consulted on 2012-02-07)
Abstract/Citation: The Labor Code was renumbered in 2015 following the adoption of the 2011 Act allowing the employment of night workers thereby repealing section 130 and 131 of Presidential Decree No. 442, as amended, otherwise known as the Labor Code of the Philippines (R.A. No. 10151). This amendment introduced a new Chapter V into Book 3 of the Code regulating night work. The new Books and Chapters are as follows:

PRELIMINARY TITLE
Chapter I. General Provisions
Chapter II. Emancipation of Tenants

BOOK ONE - PRE-EMLOYMENT
TITLE I - Recruitment and Placement of Workers
Chapter I. General Provisions
Chapter II. Regulation of Recruitment and Placement Activities
Chapter III. Miscellaneous Provisions
TITLE II - Employment of Non-Resident Aliens

BOOK TWO - HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
TITLE I - National Manpower Development Program
Chapter I. National Policies and Administrative Machinery for their Implementation
TITLE II - Training and Employment of Special Workers
Chapter I. Apprentices
Chapter II. Learners
Chapter III. Handicap Workers

BOOK THREE - CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
TITLE I - Working Conditions and Rest Periods
Chapter I. Hours of Work
Chapter II. Weekly Rest Periods
Chapter III. Holidays, Service Incentive Leaves, and Service Charges
TITLE II - Wages
Chapter I. Preliminary Matters
Chapter II. Minimum Wage Rates
Chapter III. Payment of Wages
Chapter IV. Prohibitions regarding Wages
Chapter V. Wages Studies, Wage Agreements, and Wage Determination
Chapter VI. Administration and Enforcement
TITLE III. Employment Conditions for Special Groups of Employees
Chapter I. Employment of Women
Chapter II. Employment of Minors
Chapter III. Employment of Househelpers [*Repealed by Act No. 10361, the Domestic Workers Act of 2013]
Chapter IV. Employment of Home Workers
Chapter V. Employment of Night Workers [Inserted by Act No. 10151]

BOOK FOUR - HEALTH, SAFETY AND SOCIAL WELFARE BENEFITS
TITLE I. Medical, Dental and Occupational Safety
Chapter I. Medical and Dental Services
Chapter II. Occupational Health and Safety
TITLE II. Employees Compensation and State Insurance Fund
Chapter I. Policy and Definitions
Chapter II. Coverage and Liability
Chapter III. Administration
Chapter IV. Contributions
Chapter V. Medical Benefits
Chapter VI. Disability Benefits
Chapter VII. Death Benefits
Chapter VIII. Provisions Common to Income Benefits
Chapter IX. Records, Reports and Penal Provisions
TITLE III - Medical Care
TITLE IV - Adult Education

BOOK FIVE - LABOUR RELATIONS
TITLE I - Policy and Definitions
Chapter I. Policy
Chapter II. Definitions
TITLE II - National Labor Relations Commission
Chapter I. Creation and Composition
Chapter II. Powers and Duties
Chapter III. Appeal
TITLE III - Bureau of Labor Relations
TITLE IV - Labor Organization
Chapter I. Registration and Cancellation
Chapter II. Rights and Conditions of Membership
Chapter III. Rights of Legitimate Labor Organizations
TITLE V - Coverage
TITLE VI - Unfair Labor Practices
TITLE VII - Collective Bargaining and Administration of Agreements
TITLE VII A - Grievance Machinery and Voluntary Arbitration
TITLE VIII - Strikes, Lockouts and Foreign Involvement and Trade Union Activities
TITLE IX - Special Provisions

BOOK SIX - POST EMPLOYMENT
TITLE I - Termination of Employment
TITLE II - Retirement from the Service

BOOK SEVEN - TRANSITORY AND FINAL PROVISIONS
TITLE I - Penal Provisions and Liability
TITLE II - Prescription of Offences and Claims
TITLE III - Transitory and Final Provisions
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