1. Concept

As used in R.A. 11165, the term “telecommuting” refers to a work from an alternative workplace with the use of telecommunications and/or computer technologies. (Section 3, R.A. 11165, Telecommuting Act)

Telecommuting – refers to a work arrangement that allows an employee in the private sector to work from an alternative workplace with the use of telecommunication and/or computer technologies. (Section 2[b], DOLE Department Order No. 202, Series of 2019, Implementing Rules and Regulations of R.A. 11165)

Alternative workplace – refers to a location other than the regular workplace. (Section 2[a], Ibid.)

Telecommuting agreement – refers to the mutual consent of the employer and the employee in the implementation of a telecommuting work arrangement based on the telecommuting program of the company, Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), if any, and other company rules and regulations. (Section 2[c], Ibid.)

Telecommuting employee – refers to a person who is on a telecommuting work arrangement. (Section 2[d], Ibid.)

Telecommuting program – refers to a set of guidelines and rules governing the implementation of a telecommuting work arrangement. (Section 2[e], Ibid.)

2. Telecommuting Program

An employer in private sector may offer a telecommuting program to its employees on a voluntary bases, and upon such terms and conditions as they may mutually agree upon: Provided, That such terms and conditions shall not be less than the minimum labor standard...


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