Issue of February 4, 2018
Mt. Province

Panagbenga Flower Festival
Other Links:
DOLE clears policy on setting employment age requirement
by PIA–Ifugao

LAGAWE, Ifugao – The Department of Labor and Employment stressed on the state’s policy of promoting employees’ rights and prohibiting employment discrimination based on age in an orientation about the Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

Joseph Tuguinay of the DOLE conducted the orientation on Department Order 170 s. 2017 or the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act 1091, known the Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act to some Ifugao businessmen and employers.

He said the state promotes employment of individuals based on their abilities, skills and qualifications rather than age; prohibits arbitrary age limitations in employment; and promotes the rights of all employees and workers regardless of age.

The law applies to all employers, labor contractors or sub-contractors, publishers and labor organizations.

The law also provides that it is unlawful for an employer to print or publish or cause to be printed or published in any form of media including the internet any notice of advertisement relating to employment suggesting preference, limitation and discrimination based on age; requiring the declaration of age or birth date during the application process; and declining any employment application because of the individual’s age.

It is also against the law to discriminate an individual in terms of compensation, terms, and conditions or privilege of employment or deny promotion or opportunity for training on account of his age. Likewise, it is unlawful to forcibly lay off a worker or impose early retirement on the basis of age.

However, an employer may be exempted and set the age limitation if age is a bona fide occupational qualification reasonably necessary in the normal operation of a particular business; or where the differentiation is based on reasonable factors other than age.

Violation of RA 1091 shall be punished with a fine of not less than P50,000 but not more than P500,000 or imprisonment for not less than three months but not more than two years or both at the discretion of the court.

If the offense is committed by corporations, trusts, firms, partnerships, associations or other entities, the penalty shall be imposed upon the guilty officer or officers of such entity.

Your Ad Here

Study highlights potentials of ube as high value crop

DepEd transacts with service provider to help ALS learners

Billion–dollar bamboo trade potentials stressed

Online store for BSU, local products opens

OSYs train on car servicing

Use of metal detectors in shops mulled in proposed ordinance

Baguio Country Club
Department of Tourism – CAR
University of Baguio
Venus Parkview Hotel

Congressman Mark O. Go
Department of Health – CAR
Kings College of the Philippines
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Narda’s Handwoven Arts & Crafts Inc.
Philex Mining Corporation
Pines City Colleges
Province of Benguet
Sangguniang Panlungsod
SM City Baguio
Social Security System

Assumption Medical Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Central University
Baguio Heart and Lung Diagnostic Center Inc.
Baguio Memorial Chapels Incorporated
Baguio Water District
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – CAR
C & Triple A Supermart
Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Curamed Pharmacy
Data Center College of the Philippines of Baguio City Inc.
Department of Agriculture – CAR
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Trade and Industry – CAR
Department of Transportation – CAR
Easter College Incorporated
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Fast East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Friendship Association of Northern Luzon, Inc.
GMS Technology
Immigration Network Services, Inc.
La Funeraria Paz, Inc.
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
MMS Development Training Center Corporation
Mother Earth Deli Basket
National Economic & Development Authority–CAR
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
Philippine Science High School – CARC
R.A. Gapuz Review Center
Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board – CAR
Solibao – Ganza Restaurant
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority

Home | About Us | Editorial Policy | Contact Us  
News | Opinion | Snapshots | Week's Mail | Obituaries  
Copyright © 2007-2015. All Rights Reserved.