MEC International Manpower Resources Inc.
All Foreign principals/employers intending to hire Filipinos must undergo a process of accreditation with Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), a government agency that manages the migration of Filipino workers overseas. The recruitment documents for accreditation of foreign principals/employers under POEA vary, depending where the foreign company is located. The general recruitment documents are:
1) Special Power of Attorney or SPA (1 original & 1 photocopy)
a. A written authority from the foreign principal/employer authorizing the PRA (Philippines recruitment agency) to act as his attorney-in-fact in the recruitment process.
b. The SPA must be duly authenticated by the Philippine Labour Attaché of the host country or Consulate nearest to the Job site
2) Recruitment Agreement – an agreement executed and entered into by and between MEC and the foreign principal/employer which contains the following provisions:
a. Responsibilities of the parties to the agreement
b. Selection and documentation procedures
c. Grievance machinery for workers
d. Validity and revocation of the agreement among others.
3) Manpower Request or Job Order (1 original & 1 photocopy)
a. With quantity, position and salary of desired employee to be hired. This must be authenticated and verified by the Philippine Labour Attaché of the host country or Consulate nearest to the jobsite.
4) Master Employment Contract (1 original & 1 photocopy)
a. A contract executed and entered into by and between the foreign principal/employer and the worker with the terms and conditions of the employment. This Employment Contract must be authenticated and verified by the Philippines Labour Attaché of the host country or Consulate nearest to the job site.
b. The basic provisions in the contract are as follows:
i. Monthly salary on the basis of 8 hours/day, 5 or 6 days/week (exceeding 8 hours is considered overtime)
ii. Contract term normally of at least 1 year
iii. Free airfare to the job site and return ticket upon completion of the work contract
iv. Repatriation of the worker’s remains in case of death
v. Follow good and established industrial relations practices for termination of employment and observance of due process by the employer.
vi. Free food and accommodation, or offsetting benefit
5) Business License of the employer (1 photocopy)
6) Passport copy with photo and signature of the authorized signatory / representative of the foreign principal/employer.
In order to deploy Fillipino overseas workers to their foreign principal/employer, POEA accreditation is required. Only after the accreditation is approved by POEA can the processing of the applications of workers begin.
MEC makes it easy and hassle-free for our foreign principal/employer by doing the submission of the required documents for accreditation to POEA. Moreover, MEC shall be providing the needed templates for the required documents for POEA accreditation for our client’s reference.
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1. Special Power of Attorney
2. Manpower Request
3. Master Employment Contract