The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill that strives to allow Filipino workers to work in just four days in a week.
The house bill 6152 institutionalizes a compressed work-week policy to promote business competitiveness, work efficiency and labor productivity.
However, these arrangements are optional. According to Baguio City Rep. Mark Go, one of the authors of the bill, “this won’t penalize companies who will not implement a four-day work-week since this is only optional.”
“This concept can be adjusted accordingly in case where the normal work-week of the company is five days,” he added.
Furthermore, Go said, “These arrangements give employers and employees flexibility in fixing hours of work compatible with business requirements and the employees’ need for a balanced work-life.”
The secretary of labor and employment will submit the necessary implementing rules and regulations within 90 days of the laws implementation.
(DAILY NEWS ROUND UP FOR 08 / 28 / 17)