Work-at-Home bill proposed in Congress
While we’re still hoping for the horrific traffic situation in Metro Manila to be properly addressed, representatives from the Congress are pushing a bill that’ll let you skip the long ride to the office.
AKO BICOL party-list Reps. Rodel Batocabe, Alfredo Garbin Jr., and Christopher Co proposed for the passage of House Bill 4291 or the Work-at-Home Act of 2016. It’s aimed to give convenience to employees and at the same time decongest traffic on the road.
Although, it’s not exactly what we thought at first where companies will be required to just let their employees work from the comfort of their home but rather it seeks to provide a one-day work at home per week.
“If we allow at least 10 percent of these workers to have at least one day of the week spent working at home, it would help lessen traffic congestion by reducing the number of commuting and driving public on certain days of the week, especially those workers in Metro Manila who live in the suburbs.” – Rep. Rodel Batocabe
House Bill 4291 mandates both government and non-government offices, except companies with no more than 20 employees, or those whose tasks or business cannot be brought by employees at home as determined by the Secretary of Labor and Employment.