NLRC chief orders re-raffling of inhibited cases within 24-hours
In an Administrative Order No. 01-05, Series of 2013, Chairman Gerardo C. Nograles orders the Office of the Executive Labor Arbiters to immediately re-raffle the cases inhibited by the handling Labor Arbiter, within twenty-four (24) hours from receipt thereof.
The immediate re-raffle of inhibited cases is to avoid unnecessary delay in the disposition of cases.
Records show that there are several counsels of either workers or employers who indiscriminately file a motion for inhibition of the Labor Arbiter to their case.
To effectively avoid the delay, the re-raffling of said cases within 24 hours from receipt of the records was directed to all the Executive Labor Arbiters.
Although the right of the parties to resort to inhibition is recognized and beyond the control of Commission, the immediate re-raffle of inhibited cases was part of the strategy and administrative intervention of the NLRC in reforming its labor adjudication and arbitration.
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National Labor Relations Commission