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Labor Code of the Philippines

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Labor Code of the Philippines

The Labor Code of the Philippines is the legal code governing employment practices and labor relations in the Philippines. It was enacted on Labor day, May 1, 1974 by President of the Philippines and then-Martial Law dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the exercise of his then extant legislative powers.

The Labor Code sets the rules for hiring and firing of private employees; the conditions of work including labor unions as well as in collective bargaining.

The Labor Code contains several provisions which are beneficial to closed shop.

jurisprudence has long applied a rule that any doubts in the interpretation of law, especially the Labor Code, will be resolved in favor of labor and against management.

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