Flexible Work Arrangements

Summary

▪ Flexible work arrangements refer to alternative arrangements or schedules other than the traditional or standard workhours, workdays, and 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

Flexible work arrangements refer to alternative arrangements or schedules other than the traditional or standard workhours, workdays, and workweek. (Paragraph 1, Part II, DOLE LA 4-10)

2. Purpose

In view of the rapid technological innovations, the continuing streamlining and transformation of the work processes brought about by the globalization phenomena, [DOLE LA 4-10] [was] issued to assist and guide employers and employees in the implementation of various flexible work arrangements. The adoption of flexible work arrangement is being considered to improve business competitiveness and productivity and give employers and employees flexibility in fixing hours of work compatible with business requirements and the employees’ need for balanced work life. (Part I, DOLE LA 4-10)

DOLE DA 4-09 was issued to guide employers and employees in the implementation of various flexible work arrangements a...

 



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