Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Go eyes 4-day work week

Baguio City Representative Mark Go’s bill seeking to allow laborers to work for 4 or 5 days a week was unanimously approved by the House committee on labor on Monday (May 15).

House Bill 5068 will allow companies to implement a compressed work week scheme.

From the maximum 6 work days per week required by the Labor Code, employers can compress the work week to just 4 or 5 days.

This will mean that instead of working 8 hours a day, employees will work for more than 8 hours as long as it doesn’t exceed 48 hours.

Employees will only be paid overtime should they work for more than 48 hours a week.

Go said this will help companies enhance their productivity and improve the work-life balance of the employees.

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