Thursday, June 7, 2012


The types of illegal recruitment under the Labor Code are the following:

1.  Simple illegal recruitment
2.  Illegal recruitment considered as an offense involving economic sabotage which can be further classified to:

     a.  Illegal recruitment committed by a syndicate;
     b.  Illegal recruitment committed in a large scale.

Simple illegal recruitment or illegal recruitment covers any recruitment activity by non-licenses or non-holders of  authority.  It includes the commission of prohibited practices by licenses or holders of authority.

Illegal recruitment when committed by a syndicate or in large scale shall be considered an offense involving economic sabotage.  Illegal recruitment is committed by a syndicate when it is committed by a group of three (3) or more persons conspiring or confederating with one another.  Illegal recruitment is committed in a large scale if committed against three (3) or more persons.

Source:  Labor Code of the Philippines

By: Gem Mayo

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