About Us


The National Labor Relations Commission is a quasi-judicial body tasked to promote and maintain industrial peace by resolving labor and management disputes involving both local and overseas workers through compulsory arbitration and alternative modes of dispute resolution. It is attached to the Department of Labor and Employment for program and policy coordination.



         The National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC), a quasi-judicial agency attached to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), is mandated to adjudicate labor and management disputes involving both local and overseas workers through compulsory arbitration and alternative modes of dispute resolution. With a strategic mission firmly in place, the NLRC embarked on a far-reaching labor and employment agenda in previous years, furthering its efforts to be the pre-eminent government agency which has taken the lead in promoting and maintaining industrial peace based on social justice through economically-viable dispute settlement machinery.  In coordination with the DOLE, the NLRC is presently implementing the Labor and Employment Agenda of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte that includes streamlined procedures, removal of red tape, restoration of integrity and fairness, and a much strengthened arbitration and adjudication system. While the NLRC’s two core goals – disposition of labor and management disputes based on social justice and promotion and maintenance of industrial peace – are earnestly being pursued, it continues to adopt innovative policies and practices as well as landmark reform measures to ensure achievement of these goals. Since the creation of the NLRC, it has been persistent in pursuing the reforms in labor and employment that will improve the services and address the problems in labor adjudication process. The extensive campaign instituted by the NLRC in the past years, which has drawn support from both the public and private sectors, made its accomplishments possible. 
           Together with my fellow Commissioners, the Labor Arbiters and the entire NLRC staff, I look forward to working with concerned stakeholders in continuing to promote dynamic industrial peace with transparency, fairness and accountability in these challenging times.

Gerardo C. Nograles


Regional Arbitration Branches:

  • Unfair labor practice cases
  • Termination disputes
  • If accompanied with a claim for reinstatement, those cases that workers may file involving wages, rates of pay, hours of work and other terms and conditions of employment
  • Claims for actual, moral, exemplary and other forms of damages arising from employer-employee relations
  • Cases arising from any violation of Article 264 of the Labor Code, as amended, including questions involving the legality of strikes and lockouts
  • Except claims for employees compensation not included in the next succeeding paragraph, social security, medicare, and maternity benefits, all other claims arising from employer-employee relations, including those of persons in domestic or household service, involving an amount exceeding Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000.00), whether or not accompanied with a claim for reinstatement
  • Wage distortion disputes in unorganized establishments not voluntarily settled by the parties pursuant to Republic Act No. 6727
  • Enforcement of compromise agreements when there is non-compliance by any of the parties pursuant to Article 227 of the Labor Code, as amended
  • Money claims arising out of employer-employee relationship or by virtue of any law or contract, involving Filipino workers for overseas deployment, including claims for actual, moral, exemplary and other forms of damages as provided by Section 10 of Republic Act No. 8042, as amended by Republic Act No. 10022
  • Other cases as may be provided by law

Commission Proper:

  • Cases decided by the Labor Arbiter
  • Cases decided by the Regional Director or hearing officer on small money claims
  • Cases of national interest certified to by the Secretary of Labor
  • Petitions for injunctions or temporary restraining order under Article 218 (e) of the Labor Code, as amended
  • Petition to annul or modify the order or resolution (including those issued during execution proceedings) of the Labor Arbiter



To deserve public trust as a quasi-judicial agency by way of a fair, speedy, equitable disposition of labor cases at lesser cost.



To resolve labor disputes in the fairest, quickest, least expensive and most effective way possible.