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Amal Jayieda Panda

Amal Jayieda A. Panda is an associate in Quisumbing Torres' Employment Practice Group. Prior to joining the Firm, she worked as a tax associate in one of the leading auditing firms in the Philippines. Jayieda graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Law with Dean's Medal Award for Academic Excellence in 2021 and she was admitted to the Philippine bar in 2022. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.

The Department of Labor and Employment recently issued Department Order No. 238, Series of 2023 or the “Rules on the Administration and Enforcement of Labor Standards pursuant to Article 128 of the Labor Code of the Philippines, as renumbered, and Republic Act No. 11058” (“DO 238-23”). DO 238-23 aims to strengthen the visitorial and enforcement power of the Secretary of Labor and Employment to ensure and maintain higher levels of compliance with respect to general labor standards, occupational safety and health standards, and other social legislations among various establishments across different industries.