Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Are you thinking of going to law school? Prepare yourself with these 11 success tips.

by Atty. Rosario Olivas

I wrote this ebook for those of you who are thinking of going to law school, or are already first year law students. Maximize your time and effort by knowing these 11 tips on how to succeed in law school. I'd also like to hear from you soon, so if you have questions, feel free to post them on the comments portion.

God bless you.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Can any employer hire an employee as an apprentice?

Dear Atty.,

I am planning to put up a company  to run a transport business in which we hire drivers and helpers. Can we first hire them as apprentices, pay them 75% of minimum wage, and then after three months, put them on probationary status for six months to receive minimum wage, and later on make them regular employees?

Prospective Trucker

Dear Prospective Trucker,

I am glad you would like to know the right thing to do before putting up your trucking business. The brief answer to your query is no, you cannot do as you plan. There are certain types of work that can be given to apprentices, and that does not include the work of truck drivers and helpers.

What you can do is to put them on probationary status and pay them at least minimum wage, but you must observe the requirements of the law on probationary employment including standards of employment.

(This response is based only on the bare facts that you have given me. The response may vary depending on detailed facts).