Aug 28, 2017 @ 18:19

Senator Joel Villanueva on Monday stated he’s prepared to provide you with a counterpart bill to the proposed compressed 4-day work week measure of the House of Representatives.

The decrease chamber final week handed on third and remaining studying House Bill 6152 which permits enterprise and authorities institutions to go versatile on their work schedules as a substitute of following a traditional five-day workweek.

“It is a welcome development on our end, for our workers because it will not only help in our traffic woes but also promote work life balance,” Villanueva stated.

He is about to file tomorrow the counterpart Senate measure which he believes will complement Senate Bill No. 1363 or the Telecommuting Act of 2017.

SB 1363, authored by Sen. Cynthia Villar and Villanueva, was authorised on third and remaining handed in May. They outlined telecommuting because the “partial or total substitution” of computer systems or telecommunication applied sciences, or each, for the “commute to work” by workers.

The adoption of this system would ease the worsening site visitors state of affairs in city cities by permitting extra workers to work from home, stated Villanueva, chairman of the Senate Committee on Labor.

SBN 1363 additionally protects the rights of the home-based employees by guaranteeing that that they had equal pay, depart advantages and promotion as their counterparts within the workplace.