New labor migration policy in Saskatchewan, Canada boon to qualified Filipinos seeking overseas work

The provincial government in Saskatchewan has come up with a new policy for addressing the skilled labor shortage that gives preference to skilled personnel from other countries desirous of immigrating to Canada.

Pay rules for Eid’l Fitr (a regular national holiday)

As Filipino Muslims prepare for the celebration of Eid’l Fitr, the feast marking the end of Ramadan, and a holiday, employers are reminded to observe and comply with the pay rules on the said holiday which will be on Friday, July 17, 2015.

Brunei court convicts 2 Malaysian nationals for illegally deploying a Filipino jobseeker

Jobseekers are reminded to go through the legal process after a report saying two Malaysian nationals have been convicted of human smuggling by the Brunei Intermediate Court for assisting the entry of a Filipino in Brunei.

5,091 children no longer child laborers

There are now 53 certified child labor-free barangays in the country under the Cabinet Cluster convergence program, “H.E.L.P. M.E.”, which provides interventions and monitors the government’s anti-child labor efforts.

Establishments willing to correct lack of safety and health measures

After the Kentex fire incident, three joint assessment teams assured the Department of Labor and Employment that 1,045 establishments covering 14,697 workers pose no risk to workers’ lives and that the said establishments have indicated their willingness to correct their deficiencies.