What is VERIFICATION by POLO?
Refers to the procedure being conducted or applied by the Labor Attaché (head of Philippine Overseas Labor Office/POLO) to ensure that all the employment rights, benefits, and welfare of Filipino migrant workers at the worksite are duly protected. The Labor Attaché shall also ensure that the employment contracts of Overseas Filipino Workers are consistent with the prevailing employment laws, standards, and practices in both the Philippines and the host country and that the documentary requirements for overseas employment as required by the Administration are complied with.
What is POEA?
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) – This is an attached agency of the Philippines’ Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). It connects to the world and in partnership with all stakeholders, facilitates the generation and preservation of decent jobs for overseas Filipino workers, promotes their protection, and advocates their smooth reintegration into Philippine society. http://poea.gov.ph/
POEA is the lead government agency responsible for the regulation of outflow of Filipino workers for temporary employment overseas.
What is ACCREDITATION by POEA?
Refers to the grant of authority by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to a foreign principal/employer to recruit and hire Filipino workers through a licensed Philippine Recruitment Agency (PRA) for overseas employment. Accreditation is usually valid for four (4) years unless sooner revoked for cause.
Documentary requirements for Accreditation must be VERIFIED by POLO.
Are all Foreign Employers must be Accredited by POEA?
YES. Pursuant to Philippine laws, rules, and regulations on Overseas Employment (click here for the complete list of legal bases poea.gov.ph) all Filipino Workers who will be working abroad and all foreign employers who will hire Filipino Workers are required by the Philippine Government to undergo verification/accreditation process by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).
All foreign employers/companies hiring Filipino workers either from the Philippines or in-country (Japan) are advised to partner with a POEA-licensed Philippine Recruitment Agency (http://poea.gov.ph/cgi-bin/agList.asp?mode=actLB)
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