William Uy Construction vs.
GRN 183250 March 10, 2010
Whether or not petitioner company’s repeated rehiring of respondent over several years as project employee entitled him to the status of a regular employee.
Generally, length of service provides a fair yardstick for determining when an employee initially hired on a temporary basis becomes a permanent one, entitled to security and benefits of regularization. But this standard will not be fair, if applied to the construction industry because it cannot guarantee work and funding for its payrolls beyond the life of each project.