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Heirs of OFW seaman settles P3,054,638.25 before NLRC-RAB 7 Labor Arbiter

            The heirs of Mr. Joel Evardo, a deceased OFW-Seaman, gets P3,054,638.25 as settlement award, against the employer, Overseas Bulk Transport Corp.

            The claim of the heirs of the OFW involves monetary claims and other benefits.

NLRC issues guidelines for collection and reporting system of fiduciary fund

            In a Memorandum Circular No. 04-01, Series of 2013, Chairman Gerardo C. Nograles issues the Guidelines for Collection & Reporting System of Fiduciary Fund.

NLRC Chairman clarifies joint and solidary liability of respondent company and its officers

            In a Memorandum dated 27 February 2013, Chairman Gerardo C. Nograles clarifies and reminds all Executive/Labor Arbiters that where there is a finding of joint and solidary liability of respondents, the joint and solidary liability must be clearly stated and the respondents liable must be specifically named in the dispositive portion.

NLRC Chairman clarifies the order of enforcement of judgment

           In a Memorandum dated 25 March 2013, Chairman Gerardo C. Nograles clarifies and reminds all sheriffs that the cash bond being referred to under Section 2, Rule IV of the 2012 Sheriffs’ Manual on Execution of Judgment is the appeal bond paid in the form of cash and deposited with the NLRC Cashier.

Determination of real parties in interest involving sole proprietorships/franchisees set during mandatory conferences

            In a Memorandum dated 01 February 2013, Chairman Gerardo C. Nograles reminded all the Executive/Labor Arbiters that a business or franchise name, unlike a corporation, has no juridical or legal personality to be sued.

Referral of bonding companies to clients an absolute prohibition to all NLRC officials and employees

          In a Memorandum dated 09 January 2013, Chairman Gerardo C. Nograles reiterates the Administrative Order No. 09-01, Series of 2012, setting the procedure on the verification of the genuineness and authenticity of the appeal bonds posted in the Commission, and sternly reminded all officials and employees to strictly abide by Memorandum Circular No. 11-01, Series of 2004.

NLRC chief orders re-raffling of inhibited cases within 24-hours

          In an Administrative Order No. 01-05, Series of 2013, Chairman Gerardo C. Nograles orders the Office of the Executive Labor Arbiters to immediately re-raffle the cases inhibited by the handling Labor Arbiter, within twenty-four (24) hours from receipt thereof.

           The immediate re-raffle of inhibited cases is to avoid unnecessary delay in the disposition of cases.

New NLRC notice of decision/order/resolution template prescribed by NLRC chief

          In an Administrative Order No. 02-06, Series of 2013, a revised NLRC Notice of Decision/Order/Resolution template was prescribed by Chairman Gerardo C. Nograles, upon consultation with the Commission En Banc, to all Executive/Labor Arbiters at the Regional Arbitration Branches.

Arangkada Philippines rated NLRC with five (5) stars for improved labor adjudication and arbitration

             In its Second Anniversary Assessment, Arangkada Philippines rated the NLRC with five (5) stars of all the recommendations in labor.

NLRC-NCR Labor Arbiters settled 159 cases in less than 5 days amounting to P108.58 Million in January 2013

          Of the 210 cases disposed of by the NCR Labor Arbiters in January 2013, 159 cases are settled in favor of 207 workers in less than five (5) days, with an award amounting to P108,583,033.64. This settled cases involves monetary claims ranging from P5,000 to P6,542,480.