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Friday, 15 AUGUST 2014 * 9:00AM to 5:00PM

You may have your HR policies and contracts in order, but do you have an effective code of discipline aligned with the labor laws? This is a separate document that should forms part of your HR best practices.

An HR Code of Discipline defines what penalties employees are accountable for incase they violate the rules. When you do this right, you can fully enforce your rules without conflict or dispute with your employees. This is one of the most effective ways to prevent people problems, discipline erring employees, and professionalize your workforce.

In this special one-day seminar, we will teach you how to design and craft your code of discipline the right way. We’ll provide you with ready-made templates so you can easily create one for your company. You can save so much money in consulting a lawyer. And if you have a code of discipline already, attending this seminar will allow you to validate it if it is still updated with the recent changes in the labor laws!

   Limited Seats Only, Pre-Registration Required

   Avail of Early Bird and

   Contact Person: Anna Andaya 
   Manila lines (+632) 556-8968 or 69
   Manila Telefax (+632) 842-7148 or 59
   Cebu lines (+63 32) 512-3106 or 07

Course Director & Lecturer:
 Atty. Elvin Villanueva – is the author of 11 best-selling labor and HR books namely: Guide on Employee Compensation and Benefits Vol. 1 & 2; Guide to Valid Dismissal of Employees; Guide on Wage Order & Minimum Wage; Gabay sa mga Karapatan ng mga OFWs; HR Forms, Notices & Contracts Vol. 1 & 2; Employee Transfer & Demotion; Leave Benefits; Guide to Valid Job Contracting and Subcontracting; & How to Pass the Bar Examination. 

He is a specialist in labor laws and an HR practitioner with extensive experience in litigation, CBA negotiations, compensation and benefits planning, and trainer and lecturer on all HR related issues. 

Who Should Attend:

         • Business Owners
         • Board Directors
         • Company Presidents & Top
         Management Decision-Makers
         • HR Practitioners & Managers
         • Lawyers
         • Trade Union Representatives
         • Business Consultants

   Seminar Investment is P8,980
   inclusive of Meals, Resource Kit, &
   Certificate of Attendance
Business World Online International Chamber of Commerce Tri-ISys Forbes College

Legal Best Practices in Crafting Your HR Code of Discipline

Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
9:00am to 5:00pm, Friday, August 15, 2014

Course Outline

I.    Concept of discipline

II.   What to consider in implementing disciplinary policies:
       a. Rights of employees
       b. Rights of employers to enforce discipline
       c. Lawful rules and regulations
       d. Manner of enforcement

III.  Constitutional bases of worker’s rights

IV.  Legal bases of employer’s prerogative to enforce discipline

V.   Characteristics of legally acceptable code of discipline

VI.  Specific disciplinary rules and legal concept of offenses with citation of the relevant laws:
       a. Theft
       b. Fraud
       c. Misconduct
       d. Falsification
       e. Bodily harm
       f. Sexual harassment
       g. Insubordination
       h. Habitual violation
       i. Breach of trust
       j. Gross and habitual neglect of duty
       k. Loss of company property
       l. Poor performance
       m. Incompetence
       n. Inefficiency
       o. Abandonment
       p. Unauthorized absences
       q. Commission of a crime
       r. Drug use (mandatory drug testing vs. right to privacy)
       s. Unauthorized access to Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter and other Social Networking sites
       t. Maligning company, its employees or officers in social media
       u. Etc.

VII. Crafting Code of Discipline
       a. Guidelines
              i. Proportionality rule
              ii. Graduated penalty
              iii. Fairness
       b. What to avoid
              i. Harsh penalty
              ii. Erroneous procedure
       c. What to emphasize

VIII. Enforcement of the Code of Discipline
       a. How To Set Up a Discipline Committee
              - Composition
                     Ad Hoc
              - Procedures
              - Best Practices Techniques
       b. Communication
       c. Documentation
              i. Receiving copy
              ii. Undertaking of receipt of copy
       d. Taking disciplinary action
              i. Non-dismissible offense
                     1. Procedural due process
              ii. Dismissible offenses
                     1. Procedural due process
                     2. Setting up hearing/conference
                            - Minutes
                            - Attendance sheet
                            - Recorder
                            - Notices to hearing, etc.
       e. Implementing decision
              i. Final notice of dismissal
              ii. Notice of penalty not constituting dismissal
       f. Repeat offenders
              i. Provision on habitual violation
              ii. Frequency of commission involving minor offenses
       g. Effect of more lenient enforcement of the Code of Discipline
              i. Positive discipline
              ii. Observation period
       h. What to Ask and How To Ask the Right Questions
       i. Setting up grievance procedure
              i. Agreement with employees on prior resort to grievance

IX.   Amending the Code of Discipline
       a. Documenting amendments
       b. Communicating amendments
       c. Enforcing the amended provisions
X.    Do’s and Don’ts and other valuable insights in lawsuit-proofing your code of discipline

SEMINAR FEE PER PERSON: P 8,980 (Fee covers Meals, Resource Kit, Certificate of Attendance)


Less 5% for early registrants (on registrations made on or before July 15, 2014)
Less 5% for early payment (if made on or before August 5, 2014)
Less 5% for group registration (minimum of 3 participants)

REGISTER NOW to avail of Early Bird and Group DISCOUNTS
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