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SYMPOSIUM ON R.A.

10361 DOMESTIC WORKERS ACT OR BATAS KASAMBAHAY


27 JANUARY 2014 NOTRE DAME OF TACURONG COLLEGE Sponsored by: NDTC Union of Political Science Students (UPSCIST)

ERWIN A. VALENZUELA, MPA


SPEAKER

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10361


It

is an Act Instituting for the Protection and Welfare of Domestic Workers, otherwise known as Domestic Workers Act or Batas Kasambahay

Signed

into law by Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III on 18 January 2013.

ENFORCEABILITY
Became

enforceable on 04 June 2013 or fifteen days after the publication of its Implementing Rules and regulations (IRR) on 19 May 2013 in The Philippine Star and the Manila Times.

SIGNIFICANCE
Landmark

piece of labor and social legislation that recognizes for the first time domestic workers as similar to those in the formal sector.

SIGNIFICANCE
It

strengthens respect, protection, and promotion of the rights and welfare of domestic workers or kasambahay.

HISTORY OF PASSAGE
It took 16 years for congress to pass the Kasambahay Law or Magna Carta for Domestic Workers. The last legislation passed in Congress was in 1993. This was RA 7655, or An Act Increasing the Minimum Wage of Househelpers.

WHO ARE THE KASAMBAHAY COVERED BY THE LAW?

WHO ARE NOT COVERED BY THE LAW?

EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

COMPENSATION

COMPENSATION

RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES

BENEFITS

TERMINATION OF SERVICE

TERMINATION OF SERVICE

TERMINATION BY KASAMBAHAY

PENALTIES

Salus Populi Est Suprema Lex The Welfare of the People is the Supreme Law

Parens Patriae
A doctrine that grants the inherent power and authority of the state to protect persons who are legally unable to act on their own behalf.

-THANK YOU!-