Interruption of Period for Filing of Application (New and Renewal) of Alien Employment Permits (AEPs) and Private Employment Agency (PEA)...Good Law
May 4, 2020
LABOR ADVISORY NO. 016-20
INTERRUPTION OF PERIOD FOR FILING OF APPLICATION (NEW AND RENEWAL) OF ALIEN EMPLOYMENT PERMITS (AEPs) AND PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT AGENCY (PEA) LICENSES
Pursuant to Section 1 of the Presidential Administrative Order No. 30 dated 21 April 2020 directing the issuance of Guidelines on the interruption of periods for the filing of documents, this Advisory is hereby issued for the guidance of all concerned:
1. Alien employment permits (AEPs) and licenses to operate private employment agencies (PEAs), due for renewal during the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) and General Community Quarantine can be filed within forty-five (45) working days after the lifting of the same, without penalty.
2. The publication and posting of new AEP applications may be undertaken primarily in the official DOLE website of the concerned Regional Office (RO) and/or Public Employment Service Office (PESO), and is temporarily allowed in regions where publishers of newspaper of general circulation are not yet allowed to operate. However, upon resumption of operations, publication in newspaper of general circulation shall be conducted in full compliance with requirement of the labor market test.
3. DOLE ROs may issue their own internal guidelines with regard to the acceptance of applications for new and renewal of permits and license/authorities as they may deem efficient subject to the period stated in Item No. 1 above. Online application is highly encouraged, otherwise, the social distancing requirement, and health and safety measures, shall be observed strictly in the filing of applications for permits and licenses and issuance thereof.
Be guided accordingly.
(SGD.) SILVESTRE H. BELLO III