ADLESD LABOR CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES1
PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 442,AS AMENDED.
A DECREE INSTITUTING A LABOR CODE THEREBYREVISING AND CONSOLIDATING LABOR AND SOCIAL LAWS TO AFFORD PROTECTION TOLABOR, PROMOTE EMPLOYMENT ANDHUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT AND INSUREINDUSTRIAL PEACE BASED ON SOCIAL JUSTICE.
Chapter IGENERAL PROVISIONS
Name of Decree
- This Decree shall be known asthe ³Labor Code of the Philippines´.
Date of effectivity
± This Code shall take effectsix (6) months after its promulgation.
Declaration of basic policy
- The State shallafford protection to labor,promote fullemployment, ensure equal work opportunities regardless of sex,race or creed and regulate the relations between workers andemployers.The State shall assure the rights of workers to self-organization, collective bargaining, security of tenure, and justand humane conditions of work.
onstruction in favor of labor
- All doubts in theimplementation and interpretation of the provisions of this Code,including its implementing rules and regulations, shall beresolved in favor of labor.