Hassle-free| President Duterte signs ‘work-from-home’ law

Good news! As Prsident Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Telecommuting Act, which allows employees in the private sector to work from home.

On Thursday, Duterte signed the law allowing the private sector employees to work from home or anywhere outside the office.

According to the report, Duterte approved the Republic Act 11165 or The Telecommuting Act last year on December 20.

The Telecommuting Act  allows the employee to work through telecommuting or using computer technologies.

The law aims to address traffic congestion and to promote work-life balance. 

The law said, “In all cases, the employer shall provide the telecommuting employee with relevant written information in order to adequately apprise the individual of the terms and conditions of the telecommuting program and the responsibilities of the employee.”

Image result for duterte sign
Image result for duterte sign

The law said, “In all cases, the employer shall provide the telecommuting employee with relevant written information in order to adequately apprise the individual of the terms and conditions of the telecommuting program and the responsibilities of the employee.”

The law also said that employers should ensure the “telecommuting employees are given the same treatment as that of comparable employees working at the employer’s premises,.

Moreover, read the list of the benefits for the telecommuting employees:

  • receive a rate of pay, including overtime and night shift differential, and other similar monetary benefits not lower than those provided in applicable laws, and collective bargaining agreements;
  • right to rest periods, regular holidays, and special non-working days;
  • equivalent workload and performance standards as those of comparable workers at the employer’s premises;
  • same access to training and career development opportunities as those of comparable workers at the employer’s premises, and be subject to the same appraisal policies covering these workers;
  • receive appropriate training on the technical equipment at their disposal, and the characteristics and conditions of telecommuting; and
  • same collective rights as the workers at the employer’s premises, and shall not be barred from communicating with workers’ representatives.
Related image

It is also said that it provides for the establishment of a telecommuting pilot program in select industries for a period of not more than three years to enable the labor department to determine the advantages and disadvantages of a telecommuting program in the Philippines.

Source: CNN, GMA

Loading...