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More charges against Kentex
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Kentex and its labor subcontractor CJC Manpower Services face more charges.
Catherine Parado, director of the DOLE Bureau of Working Condition (BWC), said that aside from criminal liability, Kentex and its subcontractors could also be held liable for various violations of the Labor Code.
Based on initial information gathered by DOLE, Parado said it appears that Kentex and CJC are engaged in illegal subcontracting.
Alex Avila, director of the DOLE National Capital Region, said that he is set to issue a cease and desist order against CJC.
Avila said that based on their initial findings, Kentex and CJC committed various labor violations such as underpayment, non remittance of Social Security System (SSS) and PhilHealth contributions of workers.
Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz warned employers that engaging the services of unregistered subcontractors is illegal.
“Employers owe it to our workers not to engage contractors or sub-contractors not registered with the DOLE. Sooner or later, employers will be at the receiving end of the dire consequences of their action,” she said.
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Gatchalian said the local government of Valenzuela has formed a joint audit team that will inspect the 1,675 industrial establishments in the city.
He said that the “joint audit” team is composed of the DOLE, which will be responsible on the occupational health and safety of the industrial establishments; BFP on the fire safety of the establishment; local government unit on business permits and the building officials on building structures and integrity.
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