Compressed Workweek

Summary

▪ Compressed workweek refers to one where the normal workweek is reduced to less than six (6) days but the total number of work hours of 48 hours per week shall remain.

▪ A workday should not exceed 12 hours in a compressed workweek.

▪ The effectivity and implementation of any of the flexible work arrangements shall be based on voluntary agreements between the employer and the employees.

▪ The adoption of the flexible work arrangements provided herein shall in no case result in diminution of existing benefits of the employees.

▪ The employer shall notify DOLE of the adoption of any of the above flexible work arrangements.

1. Concept

Compressed workweek – refers to “one where the normal workweek is reduced to less than six (6) days but the total number of work hours of 48 hours per week shall remain.”  (Paragraph 1, Part III, DOLE LA 4-10)

a. 12-hour limit

“The normal work day is increased to more than eight hours but not to exceed twelve hours, without corresponding overtime premium. The concept can be adjusted accordingly depending on the normal workweek of the company pursuant to the provisions of [DOLE DA 2-04].”

b. Voluntary Agreement

“The effectivity and implementation of any of the flexible work arrangements shall be based on voluntary agreements between the employer and the employees.” (Paragraph 2, Part II, Ibid.)

2. Non-diminution of benefits

“The adoption of the flexible work arrangements provided herein shall...

 



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