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A Certificate of Employment, also called an Employment Certificate, is used to verify the employment history of a former or current employee.
If the employee is no longer employed by the employer, the employer usually issues the Certificate of Employment upon request by the employee. It is usually requested to complete the requirements for employment with a new employer.
Sometimes, a current employee might request for a Certificate of Employment for other purposes, such as for a visa application.
The Certificate of Employment is a statement of fact of the employment of the employee. The Certificate of Employment is not a recommendation, clearance, Certificate of Good Moral Character, Salary Certification or a Waiver of any claim of the employer against the employee.
Employers are required by law to give a Certificate of Employment upon the request of a former employee. The Certificate of Employment should be issued within three (3) days from the time of the employee's request. For practicality, the Certificate of Employment is usually requested from and signed by a personnel of the Human Resource Department or the person who handles employee matters.
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The user should enter all the information required to complete the document. Once completed, the user should print at least two (2) copies of the document. If possible, the document should be printed with the employer's letterhead or logo. The user should then review all the information. If all the information is correct, then the Certificate should be signed by the signatory as shown in the document then given to the employee. The employer should keep a copy for their records.
The labor laws in the Philippines are governed by the Labor Code of the Philippines. Under Section 10, Rule 14, Book 5 of the Omnibus Rules Implementing the Labor Code of the Philippines, a worker who resigns or is terminated from employment is entitled to certificates of employment from their former employer specifying the dates of his or her employment and the type or types of work for which he or she was employed. Other Labor Advisories issued by the Department of Labor and Employment, such as Labor Advisory No. 6, Series of 2020, may also be relevant.
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