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Course Syllabus

Course Syllabus
Law on Labor Standards
UNC College of Law
Atty. Mila Raquid-Arroyo Professor
Book 1, LCP - Time Allocation: Weeks 1-4 (12hrs)
Weeks 1-2 (6 Hrs)
1. Basic Concepts:
a. Social Justice
b. Social Legislation
c. Labor Law
2. Constitutional Imperatives on Labor
3. Articles 1-3, Chapter 1, Preliminary Title
a. Power of the State
Philippine Association of Service Exporters, Inc. v. Drilon,
G.R. No. 81958, 30 June 1988;
b. The concept of social justice:
Philippine Airlines, Inc. v. Santos, Jr., et. al., G. R. No. 77875,
4 Feb 1993;
c. Scope and limitation on the concept of protection
Phil. Education Company, Inc. v. Union of the Philippine
Education Employees, Inc., G.R. No. L-13778, 29 April
1960;
Pacific Mills, Inc. v. Alonzo, 199 SCRA 617;
Philippine Airlines, Inc. v. NLRC, 201 SCRA 687;
Soriano v Offshore Shipping and Manning Corp., et. al.., G.R.
No. 78409, 14 Sept. 1989;
PAMBUSCO Employees Union v. CIR, 68 Phil 591;
4. Construction in favor of labor: Article 4
Union of Filipro Employees v. Vivar, Jr., 205 SCRA 200
FEMs Elegance Lodging House, Inc. v. Hon. Murillo, G.R.
No. 117442-43, 11 January 1995;
Villa Vert v. ECC and GSIS, G.R. No. 48605
Jimenez v. ECC, G.R. 58176, 23 March 1984;
5. Purpose of the law
Songco, et. al. v. NLRC, G.R. No. 50999-51000, 23 March
1990;

Ocampo, Jr. v NLRC, G.R. No. 81077, 6 June 1990;


Easter Shipping Lines v. POEA, 166 SCRA 523
Magalona v. Workmens Compensation Commission, 101 Phil.
441
6. Rule-making Authority: Article 5
United States v Molina, 29 Phil 119
Philippine Association of Service Exporters, Inc. v. Torres, 21
SCRA 298
7. Applicability and Non-Applicability of the Labor Code
Asian Steel Corporation v. WCC, L-7636, 27 June 1955
Villuga, et. al., v. NLRC, G.R. No. 75038, 23 August 1993
Hijos De F. Escano, Inc., v NLRC, G.R. No. 59229, 22 August
1991;
Sevilla v. CA, G.R. No. 44182-3, 15 April 1988
Iloilo Chinese Commercial School v. Fabrigar, L-16600, 27
December 1961
Jimenez, et. al., v. NLRC, G.R. No. 116969, 2 April 1996
MAM Realty Dev. Corp. v. NLRC, G.R. No. 114787, 2 June
1995
Insular Life Assurance Co., Ltd. v. NLRC, 179 SCRA 439
8.

8. Suspension of Employer-Employee Relationship


9.
Manila Hotel Co. v. CIR, 9 SCRA 184
ICAWO v. CIR, 16 SCRA 562;
Phil. Fishing Boat Officers v CIR, 112 SCRA 159;
10.Applicability to Other Types of Employees
NHA v. Juci, 134 SCRA 172
NASECO v. NLRC, G.R. No. 69870, 70295, 29 Nov 1988
PNOC-EDC v. NLRC, G.R. No. 100947, 31 May 1993
PNOC-EDC v. Leogardo, G.R. No. 58494, 5 July 1989
Republic v. CA, G.R. No. 87676, 20 December 1989
Week 3-4 (6 Hrs.): Pre-Employment
1. Objectives of the provisions on pre-employment
2. Recruitment and placement of workers
People v. Panis, 142 SCRA 664
3. Government Machinery
4. Private Participation

5. Licensing
Hellenic Phil. Shipping, Inc. v. Siete, G.R. No. 84082,
13 March 1991
6. Direct hiring v. Name hiring
7. Placement Fees
8. Employment Standards
9. Protection and Assistance to OFWs
10. Prohibited Acts/Penalties
11. Employment of Non-Resident Aliens
Study:
1. Articles 12-14, 16, 18, 25-35, 36-39, 40-42 of the LCP; Rules 1 and II,
Omnibus Rules Implementing the Labor Code
2. E.O. 797, RA No. 8042, RA No. 10022 and IRR
CASES:
1. People v. Goce, 247 S 780 (1995)
2. People v. Pabalan, G.R. No. 113530 and 117819-21, Sept 30, 1996
3. Trans Action Overseas Corp. v. Secretary of Labor, G.R. 109583,
Sept. 5, 1997
4. Darvin v. CA, G.R. No. 125044, July 13, 1998
5. People v. Bulu Chowdry, G.R. No. 129577-80, Feb. 15, 2000
6. Philsa Intl Placement v. Sec. of Labor, G.R. No. 103144, April 4,
2001
7. EN BANC Decision: G.R. No. 152642, 152710, 167590,
182978/184298, Nov. 3, 2006
8. Rodolfo v. People, G.R. No. 146964, Aug. 10, 2006
9. People v. Ang, et. al., G.R. No. 181245, Aug 6, 2008
10.People v. Gavigan, G.R. No. 178204, Aug. 20, 2008
11.People v. Dacuba, G.R. No. 180926, Dec. 10, 2008
12.Becmen Service Importers and Promotions, Inc. v. Sps. Cuaresmo, et.
al., G.R. No. 182978-79, 184298-99, April 7, 2009
13.People v. Abat, G.R. No. 168651, March 16, 2011
14.People v. Ocden, G.R. No. 173198, June 1, 2011
15.People v. Ochoa, G.R. No.173791, Aug 31, 2011
16.People v. Chua, G.R. No. 187052, Sept. 13, 2012
17. Dee Chua & Sons v. CIR, G.R. No. L-2216, 31 Jan 1950G.R. No.
18.Almodel v. NLRC, G.R. No. 100641, 14 June 1993
19.GMC v. Torres, G.R. No. 93 666
20. Abaca v. CA, G.R. No. 127162, June 5, 1998

BOOK II
Human Resources Development
Subject Matter:
1. Policy /Goals/Objectives
2. Implementing Machinery: Composition, Powers, and Functions
3. Apprenticeship
CASES:
1. Professional Video, Inc. v. TESDA, G.R. No. 155504, June 26,
2009
2. Century Canning Corp. v. CA, G.R. No. 152894, Aug 17, 2007
3. Atlanta Industries, Inc. v. Sebolino, G.R. No. 187320, June 26,
2001
4. Nitto Enterprises v. NLRC, G.R. No. 114337, Sept. 29, 1995
5. Bernando, et. al. v. NLRC, G.R. No. 122917, July 12, 1999

BOOK III
Conditions of Employment
A. Coverage/Types of Employees
Art. 82, LCP and IRR; R.A. No. 10361, RA 8972,
Cases:
1. Carlos v Villegas, 24 SCRA 831
2. NAWASA v NAWASA Consolidated Union, 11 SCRA 766
3. Franklin Baker Co. of the Phils., v. Trajano, 157 SCRA 416
4. Salazar v. NLRC, G.R. No. 109210, 17 April 1996
5. Apex Mining Co., Inc. v NLRC, 196 SCRA 251
6. Villuga v. NLRC, G.R. No. L-75038, 23 August 1993
B. Working Conditions: Arts. 83 to 96, LCP, IRR, Rules 1-VI
Cases:
1. San Juan de Dios Hospital Employees Association v. NLRC, G.R. No.
126383, Nov. 28, 1997
2. Manila Terminal Co. v. CIR, L-4148, 16 July 1952
3. Sime Darby Philippines, Inc. v. NLRC, GR No. 119205, 15 April 1998
4. Arica v NLRC, 170 SCRA 776
5. University of Pangasinan Faculty Union v University of Pangasinan, 127
SCRA 691
6. Shell Co. v. NLU, 81 Phil 315
7. Damasco v. NLRC, GR No. 115755, 4 Dec 2000
8. PNB v PNCEA, 115 SCRA 527
9. Insular Bank of Asia and America Employees Union (IBAAEU) v. Inciong,
G.R. No. L-52415, Oct. 23, 1984)
10. Associated Labor Unions (ALU-TUCP) v. Letrondo-Montejo, G.R. No.
111988, October 14, 1994
11. San Miguel Corporation v. CA, G.R. No. 146775, January 30, 2002
12. Imbuido v. NLRC, G.R. No. 114734, March 31, 2001
13. Fernandez v. NLRC, 285 SCRA 149
14. Integrated Contractor and Plumbing Works, Inc. v. NLRC, G.R. No. 152427,
August 9, 2005
15. JPL Marketing Promotions v. CA, G.R. No. 151966, July 8, 2005
16. Republic Planters Bank v. NLRC, G.R. No. 117460, Jan 6, 1997
17. Mayon Hotel and Restaurant v Adana, G.R. No. 157634, May 16, 2005
18. Mabeza v. NLRC, G.R. No. 118506, April 18, 1997
19. State Marine Cooperation and Royal Line, Inc. v. Cebu Seamens
Association, Inc., G.R. No. L-12444, February 28, 1963
20. Cebu Autobus Co. v. Cebu Autobus Employees Association, G.R. No. L-9742,
Oct. 27, 1955
21. Arco Metal Products Inc. v. Samahan ng Mga manggagawa sa Arco Metal NAFLU,, G.R. No. 170734, May 14, 2008
22. Philippine Wireless Inc. v. NLRC, G.R. No. 112963, July 20, 1999
23. Unicorn Safety Glass Inc. v Basarte, G.R. No. 154689, Nov 25, 2004

24. Uniwide Sales Warehouse Club v. NLRC, G.R. No. 154503, Feb 29, 2008
25. Chiang Kai Shek College v. CA, G.R. No.152988, Aug 24, 2004
26. Globe Telecom Inc v. Florendo-Flores, G.R. No. 150092, Sept 27, 2002
27. Philippine Appliance Corp v. CA, G.R. No. 149434, June 3, 2004
28. National Sugar Refineries Corp. v. NLRC, G.R. No. 101761, Mar 24, 1993
29. Sevilla Trading Co. v. Semana, G.R. No. G.R. No. 152456, April 28, 2004
30. Manila Electric Company v. Secretary of Labor, G.R. No. 127598, Jan 27,
1999
31. Davao Fruits Corporation v. Associated Labor Unions, G.R. No. 85073, Aug
24, 1993
32. Davao Integrated Port Stevedoring Services v. Abarquez, G.R. No. 102132,
March 19, 1993
33. Tiangco v. Leogardo, G.R. No. L-57636, May 16, 1983
34. Standard Chartered Bank v. Standard Chartered Bank Employees Union, G.R.
No. 165550, October 8, 2008
35. Globe Mackay Cable and Radio Corporation v. NLRC, G.R. No. 74156, Jan
29, 1988
36. Prubankers Association v. Prudential Bank & Trust Company, G.R. No.
131247, Jan 25, 1999
37. Honda Phils., Inc. v. Samahan ng Malayang Manggagawa sa Honda, G.R. No.
145561, June 15, 2005
38. Lexal Laboratories, Inc. v. CIR, G.R. No. L-24632, Oct. 26, 1968
39. Asis v. Minister of labor, G.R. Nos. 58094-95, March 15, 1989
40. Bank of Commerce v. manalo, G.R. No. 158149, Feb 9, 2006
41. Pag-Asa Steel Workd, Inc. v. CA, G.R. No. 166647, March 31, 2006
42. Traders Royal Bank v. NLRC, G.R. No. 88168, Aug 30, 1990
43. International School of Speech v. NLRC, G.R. No. 112658, March 18, 1995
44. Villarama v. NLRC, G.R. No. 106341, Sept 2, 1994
45. Clarion Printing House, Inc. v. NLRC, G.R. No.148372, June 27, 2005
46. Marcopper Mining Corp. v. Ople, G.R. No. G.R. No.
47. NFSW v. Ovejera, G.R. No.
48. Kamaya Point Hotel v. NLRc, G.R. No.
49. UST Faculty Union v. NLRC, G.R. No.
C. Title II Wages (Articles 97-129, LCP; IRR, Rule VII, VII-A, VIII, IX, X, XI)
Cases:
1. Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company employees Union-ALU-TUCP v. NLRC,
G.R. No. 102636, Sept 10, 1993
2. Kar Asia, Inc. v. Corona, G.R. No. 154985, Aug 24, 2004
3. G&M Phils., Inc. v. Cruz, G.R. No. 140495, April 15, 2005
4. Chavez v. NLRC, G.R. No. 146530, Jan 17, 2005
5. Philippine Airlilnes, Inc. v. Ligan, G.R. No. 146408, February 29, 2008
6. Orozco v. Fifth Division of the CA, G.R. No.155207, April 29, 2005
7. Dumpit Murillo v. CA, G.R. No. 164652, June 8, 2007
8. Escasinas v. Shangrilas Mactan Island Resort, G.R. No. 178827, March 4, 2009
9. Commissioner of Internal Revenue v. NLRC, G.R. No.74965, Nov 9, 1994

10. Hautea v. NLRC, G.R. No.96149, Feb 6, 1994


11. Barayoga v. Asset Privatization Trust, G.R. No. 160073, Oct 24, 2005
D. TITLE III Special Groups of Employees (Articles 130-161; IRR, Rules XII,
XIII, XIV), RA 6725, RA 7322, RA 10151, RA 10361, RA 7610, RA 7658, RA 9231,
)
Cases:
1. Apex Mining Co., Inc. v. NLRC (supra)
2. Remington Industrial Sales Corp. v. Castaneda, G.R. No. 162295-96, Nov 20,
2006
BOOK IV Health, Safety and Social Welfare Benefits
Articles 162-216, LCP; IRR, Rules I-II; RA 8282, RA 8972, RA 8187, RA 9262, RA
9679, RA 9710
1. Gualberto v. Marinduque Mining & Industrial Corp., C.A.-G.R. No.52753-R,
June 28, 1978
2. PT & T v. NLRC, 118978, May 23, 1997
3. Duncan Association of Detailman-PTGWO v. Laxo Welcome Philippines, Inc.,
G.R. No. 162994, Sept. 17, 2004
4. Star Paper Corp v. Simbol, et. al. , G.R. No. 164774, April 12, 2006
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