What is an Affidavit?

10 February 2024 - Category: Legal Proceedings

Affidavits serve as essential legal documents used in various situations, such as court proceedings, business transactions, and administrative matters. These sworn statements hold considerable weight in legal proceedings, providing a written account of specific details or events that can be presented as evidence. [...]

How to Change the Landlord or the Tenant in a Lease Agreement?

18 December 2023 - Category: Housing and Real Estate

When circumstances arise requiring a change in the parties of a lease agreement, understanding the procedures is important to protect the rights of all parties concerned. Whether due to changes in property ownership, the need for a tenant to transfer their lease or sublet the property, or other factors, the process of changing the involved parties in a lease agreement demands careful consideration and adherence to legal requirements. [...]

What are the Consequences of Breaching a Confidentiality Agreement or NDA?

4 December 2023 - Category: Intellectual Property and New Technologies

A confidentiality agreement or non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a contract that is used to protect confidential information that is disclosed by individuals or companies (called the parties) in a particular business relationship. It creates an obligation between the parties that they will not disclose or use the confidential information for any purpose other than the purpose of the business relationship. [...]

What are the Leaves that Employees are Entitled to Claim?

23 November 2023 - Category: Leave Requests

In the Philippines, the labor law recognizes several statutory leaves to protect the rights and well-being of employees. These leaves are essential components of the employment relationship and play a crucial role in promoting work-life balance and ensuring the welfare of employees. [...]

What are the Rights of the Trademark Owner?

26 October 2023 - Category: Intellectual Property and New Technologies

A business earns profits once it has developed a brand by which its consumers and clients can distinguish it from other competing brands. A brand can be protected through the trademark it uses to let people know that the product comes from the business that owns the brand. [...]

What to do after Creating a Contract?

28 September 2023 - Category: Commercial Activity

Creating a contract is a crucial step in formalizing agreements between parties. However, the process doesn't end there. [...]

How to Send a Letter?

22 September 2023 - Category: Daily Life

The methods of sending a letter have their own advantages and disadvantages, and depending on the needs of the sender and the content of the letter, the choice of method of sending a letter is material. This guide will explain the ways and the process of sending a letter in the Philippines together with its advantages and disadvantages. [...]

How to Register a Company?

15 September 2023 - Category: Business Structure

Registering a business in the Philippines can seem like a daunting task, but it is essential to ensure that the business is legitimate and compliant with local laws and regulations. Before an aspiring business owner can register his business, he needs to decide on the legal structure of the company. [...]

When and how to Notarize a Document?

6 September 2023 - Category: Government Correspondence

Notarization is a common-place activity for every citizen in the Philippines. In all parts of the country a notary public may be seen in bustling towns and cities, especially near government offices. [...]

Resigning from Employment

7 July 2023 - Category: Work and Employment

An employee may want to resign from their employment for cause or without just cause. If the employee will resign for just cause, then the employee may leave their employment without any notice to the employer. [...]

Repairs on the Leased Property

7 July 2023 - Category: Renovation and Repairs

A pipe bursts in the kitchen sink, or maybe the air conditioning that came with the leased property has stopped working properly, who will be responsible for the repairs? The answer lies in the lease agreement (or the sublease agreement) between the landlord (or the "lessor") and the person renting the property (the "lessee"). [...]

When the Rent is not Paid

7 July 2023 - Category: Housing and Real Estate

So the lessee (the person renting the property) has missed one rent payment, maybe even more, what can the landlord do? Most landlords would send a payment reminder to the lessee to remind them to pay the rent. [...]

Two Types of Ejectment

16 June 2023 - Category: Housing and Real Estate

There can be some confusion about the type of ejectment case that should be filed against a person who is unlawfully possessing a property from the owner or its legal possessor. But what is ejectment? [...]

The Difference Between Independent Contractors and Employees

16 June 2023 - Category: Employment Contracts

Significant changes are happening in the Philippine workforce over recent years as more freelancers and professional independent contractors enter the market. It is becoming more important for businesses to know the difference between employees and independent contractors in order to properly comply with legal requirements. [...]

The Security Deposit

16 June 2023 - Category: Housing and Real Estate

Security deposits are usually required in lease agreements. But what are they and is there a limit to how much they can be? [...]

Dismissing an Employee

15 June 2023 - Category: Human Resources and Employment Law

Dismissing an employee in the Philippines is not like the movies: an employer cannot just call in an employee to dismiss him for any reason that they can think of, or worse, for no reason at all. Under Philippine law, an employee may only be dismissed for specific reasons and the proper procedure should be followed. [...]