▪ Broken-time schedule refers to one where the work schedule is not continuous but the work-hours within the day or week remain.

▪ The employer shall notify DOLE of the adoption of such flexible work arrangement.

1. Concept

Broken-time schedule – refers to one where the work schedule is not continuous but the work-hours within the day or week remain. (Paragraph 1[5], Part III, DOLE DA 2-09)

2. Administration

The parties to the flexible work arrangements shall be primarily responsible for its administration. (Paragraph 1, Part IV, Ibid.)

In case of differences of interpretation, the following guidelines shall be observed:

1) The differences shall be treated as grievances under the applicable grievance mechanism of the company.

2) If there is no grievance mechanism of if this mechanism is inadequate, the grievance shall be referred to the Regional Office which has jurisdiction over the workplace for appropriate conciliation.

3) To facilitate the resolution of grievances, employers are required to keep and maintain, as part of their records, the documentary requirements proving that the flexible work arrangement was voluntarily adopted.” (Ibid.)

3. Notice to DOLE

The employer shall notify the [DOLE] through the Regional Office which has jurisdiction over the workplace, copy furnished the Bureau of Working Conditions, of the adoption of any of the above flexible work arrangements. (Part V, Ibid.)

For more information, see Flexible Work Arrangements.



DOLE Department Advisory No. 2, Series of 2009

Related content

FAQ: Management prerogative

What is management prerogative? Management prerogative is the bundle of rights inherent to the employer who gets to decide all

woman in gray tank top


Disease – refers to medical conditions that comply with the standards below. DOLE D.O. 147-15 provides for the standards to

Table of Contents


Management Prerogative, Labor Relations

CBA terms

Summary ▪ A CBA is a contract entered by the employer and the workers’ sole and exclusive bargaining agent. ▪

Unfair labor practices

1. Summary ▪ Unfair labor practices are specific offenses against the right to self-organization of workers or employees. ▪ There

Legitimate labor organizations

1. Summary ▪ Legitimate labor organizations refer to labor organizations that registered with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Due Process, Post-Employment

Confidentiality or NDA

Summary ▪ A confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement (NDA) in an employment contract is valid. ▪ The NDA should cover confidential

woman writing on whiteboard

Authorized cause procedure

DOLE D.O. 147-15 requires the following procedure be followed for authorized cause separation: 1) 30-day advance written notice to the

Labor Arbiter

Summary ▪ The Labor Arbiter has original and exclusive jurisdiction of certain labor cases. ▪ The jurisdiction of the Labor

Illegal Dismissal

Summary ▪ Illegal dismissal is the termination of employment or separation from employment without complying with due process of law.

General Labor Standards, Working Conditions

Field Personnel

1. Summary ▪ Field personnel refers to non-agricultural employees who regularly perform their duties away from the principal place of


1. Concept As used in R.A. 11165, the term “telecommuting” refers to a work from an alternative workplace with the

man sitting in front of computer

Kasambahay or Domestic Worker

1. Summary ▪ Domestic worker or “Kasambahay” refers to any person engaged in domestic work within an employment relationship. 2.

error: Content is protected.