Labor dep’t readies stiffer penalties against illegal recruiters

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MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has warned illegal recruiters against stiffer penalties under the amended provisions of Republic Act No. 8042.

“The express provisions of Republic Act No. 10022 articulating the new penalties for acts of illegal recruitment provides specific sanctions for such violations, which are stiffer, both in civil and criminal liabilities aspect,” said Labor Undersecretary Danilo Cruz.

“Illegal recruitment violation carries the penalty of imprisonment of up to 20 years and civil liability of up to P2 million in fines,” he added.

Cruz said the tougher penalties are intended to curb illegal activities relating to recruitment and placement of workers.

He said some of the persistent illegal recruitment violations include cases of misrepresentation, violation of employment contracts, violation of contractual obligation to employees, excessive collection of processing fees and documentation expenses and unauthorized operation of recruitment and placement agency.—Tina G. Santos

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  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Blah blah blah blah… this is going on for decades.

  • Paquito Kulas

    For 3 decades I have been hearing penalties like this. Wala naman nangyayare.

    • walaywalay

      IDLE EMPTY MEANINGLESS THREATS THAT ALL ARE VERY AWARE THEY HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO INTENTION OF DOING–ITS PRINTED HERE TO TRY AND FOOL THE PUBLIC BUT THE AGENTS KNOW WHO THEY PAY KICK BACKS TO

  • $37644997

    First thing first,stiffer penalties on law makers and all government officials on plunder and malversation charges.You cannot exempt yourselves while others suffers for you.

  • johndcross1

    This is very good! Illegal recruiters you are warned. Do not under any pretext conduct your illegal activities at the expense of innocent but honest individuals.

    Now amend the penalty of the Plunder Law to death by firing squad or hanging in public.

    Pass the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill ASAP and make it easy for ordinary citizens to scrutinize all operations of different government agencies including Government Own & Controlled Corporations (GOCC).

  • freedom of navigation

    50 years dapat ang sentensya sa mga illegal recruiters at kumpiskahin ang mga pag aari nila. Maraming silang winawasak na pangarap. Mga walang kunsensya.
    At dapat regular na ini inspeksyon ang mga opisina ng mga recruiters para natutuklasan kung may hindi ayos na ginagawa.

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