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Know More Coverage Requirements

The objective of the Labor Inspection is to further strengthen the implementation of the visitorial and enforcement powers under the Labor Code, as renumbered, towards securing a higher level of compliance with labor laws and standards, and ensuring continuity and sustainability of compliance at workplaces.

For this purpose, the Secretary of Labor and Employment delegates this function to the Regional Offices with the issuance of a list of Labor Inspectors who are given the authority of conduct inspection which covers all private establishments (including their branches and workplaces) in the regions. The Regional Offices, through the Labor Inspectors, enforce labor laws and social legislation through the conduct of Routine Inspection, Complaint Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Investigation. Upon the discretion of the Secretary, special inspections may be conducted, as may be deemed necessary.

With the provision for mobile devices and gadgets, the DOLE developed an inspection Management Information System. An important feature of the system is data capture and transmittal from the field in real-time, as an electronic checklist is filled-up through the use of mobile devices and gadgets. Data are instantly available for viewing and processing to generate reports, statistics, and summons, including real-time monitoring of decent work indicators, based on the country’s decent work profile.

All private establishments and their workers, including their branches and workplaces


  1. Covered establishments shall be assessed at least once a year, motu propio or upon request or filing of anonymous grievances.
  2. The Labor Inspector shall bring appropriate tools during the conduct of assessment including inspection prescribed forms such as Authority to Inspect, Inspection Checklist (mobile application as installed in their tablets), Notice of Results, etc. In addition, Labor Inspectors must be equipped with a list and copies of labor laws and other relevant regulations.
  3. On the other hand, employer should make available to the Labor Inspector documents to determine compliance with labor laws and social legislations. Such documents shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Employment records including payrolls, DTRs, payslips, financial statement
  • Proof of payment on monetary benefits and remittances
  • OSH reportorial requirements
  • OSH Programs and Policies
  • Other documents as may be deemed necessary (e.g. service agreement if engaged in contracting/ subcontracting arrangement, employment permit for non-resident aliens, etc.)