So before you start a business, familiarize yourself with as many laws as you can. For example, you might want to read a little about the labor code and the minimum wage law.
Knowing the law isn't only about preventing future troubles. You can also use the law to your advantage which I will attempt to discuss here in Every Peso Counts.
Please take note that I am not a law expert myself, which makes this blog also a part of my learning experience. Feel free to contribute any insights you might have.