What you need to know about your overseas employment contract
MANILA, Philippines – For an overseas Filipino worker (OFW), the overseas employment contract is the most important document. As proof of terms and conditions between an employer and an OFW, it serves as a form of protection for the worker overseas. (READ: What you need to know about overseas Filipino workers)
An employment contract must be approved by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to ensure that the rights of migrant workers are protected while working overseas.
Understanding your rights outlined in your overseas employment contract can prevent abuse in the workplace. (READ: Where in the world are the Filipinos?)
So before signing your overseas employment contract, check the following minimum provisions:
– Sofia Tomacruz with reports from Don Kevin Hapal/Graphics by Alejandro Edoria/Rappler.com