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How to Register a Company?

16 May 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. Here are the basic steps to register a business: Before an aspiring business owner can register his business, he needs to decide on the legal structure of the company. [...]

Two Types of Ejectment

10 December 2019 - 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 Security Deposit

5 November 2019 - 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? [...]

Repairs on the Leased Property

27 August 2019 - 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

15 August 2019 - 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. [...]

Dismissing an Employee

29 July 2019 - 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. [...]

Resigning from Employment

17 July 2019 - 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. [...]

The Difference Between Independent Contractors and Employees

23 May 2019 - 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. [...]