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DOLE-CAR WARNS EMPLOYERS AGAINST FAKE LABOR INSPECTORS

BAGUIO CITY - The Department of Labor and Employment-Cordillera Administrative Region (DOLE-CAR) warns business establishments and employers in the Baguio City and the Cordilleras against people posing as Labor laws Compliance Officers (Labor Inspectors) or personnel of the Labor Department in an attempt to collect money by offering services to correct issued notice of assessments for certain violations.

Department of Labor and Employment – Cordillera Administrative region (DOLE-CAR) OIC Regional Director Exequiel Ronie A. Guzman forewarns business establishments and employers in Baguio City and the Cordilleras of the modus operandi of “pseudo” labor inspectors who ride the tide of a Joint Assessment or Assessment of private establishments, including their branches and workplaces to extort money from companies found with violations on core labor standards.   

“The Labor Law Compliance System (LLCS) promotes a culture of voluntary compliance on general labor and occupational safety and health (OSH) standards among companies, through the participation of both workers and employers in the joint assessments and implementation of corrective action plans.” Guzman added.

Since January 2017, DOLE-CAR is inspecting establishments in Baguio City and the Cordilleras to find out if companies are complying with core labor standards and impose corrective measures for violations in line with the directive of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III to strictly implement the Labor Laws Compliance System to ensure the promotion of workers’ rights and welfare.

Director Guzman said at present we have eighteen (18) Labor Inspectors are issued with the corresponding official DOLE ID and also during joint assessment, they bring with them the duly signed Inspection Authority issued by the Regional Director as they perform their duty. Business establishments and employers can check with the DOLE-CAR website (car.dole.gov.ph) the names and pictures of inspectors authorized to conduct assessment so they can avoid fake individuals pretending to be Labor Inspectors who extort money from them.

In case where business and establishment owners encounter bogus inspectors and other elements who illegally use the name of DOLE, report the matter to (074) 443-5339. The number is directly connected to the office of DOLE –CAR OIC Regional Director Exequiel Ronie A. Guzman or at (074) 443-5338 (DOLE-TSSD), (074) 442-2447 and (074) 424-0824 (DOLE- BBFO) or you can report to DOLE Hotline @ 1349/ Patrick Rillorta.

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2017-05-18
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