Labor Code

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Book I - Pre employment BOOK ONE PRE-EMPLOYMENT Art. 12. Statement of objectives. It is the policy of the State: 1. To promote and maintain a state of full employment through improved manpower training, allocation and utilization; 2. To protect every citizen desiring to work locally or overseas by securing for him the best possible terms and conditions of employment; 3. To facilitate a free choice of available employment by persons seeking work in conformity with the national interest; 4. To facilitate and regulate the movement of workers in conformity with the national interest; 5. To regulate the employment of aliens, including the establishment of a registration and/or work permit system; 6. To…show more content…
To formulate and develop employment programs designed to benefit disadvantaged groups and communities; 4. To establish and maintain a registration and/or work permit system to regulate the employment of aliens; 5. To develop a labor market information system in aid of proper manpower and development planning; 6. To develop a responsive vocational guidance and testing system in aid of proper human resources allocation; and 7. To maintain a central registry of skills, except seamen. 2. The regional offices of the Ministry of Labor shall have the original and exclusive jurisdiction over all matters or cases involving employer-employee relations including money claims, arising out of or by virtue of any law or contracts involving Filipino workers for overseas employment except seamen: Provided, That the Bureau of Employment Services may, in the case of the National Capital Region, exercise such power, whenever the Minister of Labor deems it appropriate. The decisions of the regional offices of the Bureau of Employment Services, if so authorized by the

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