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4:43 PM May 20, 2019

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The Senate Approved The Bill That Sought Shorter Week For Employees

BILL – This bill proposed to reduce the weekly working time of employees and it was recently approved by the senate.

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Many Filipino workers spend most of their times at work trying to keep up with the economy struggling to make ends meet and still have a social life.

The government prioritizes the well-being of its constituents thus, the birth of this law. This law could possibly allow working Filipinos to finally stop juggling work and outside life.

Working Filipinos may now be able to enjoy more time with the recent approval of the bill that sought to reduce the duty hours of working individuals.

The bill, filed by Sen. Joel Villanueva got 17-0 voting and was approved by the senate on Monday.

Stated in the proposal, workers can do away with working eight hours a day, five days a week and instead create a “mutually agreed voluntary work arrangement” with the company their working for.

The workers are allowed to either work longer hours in a shorter number of days or otherwise. Just as long as they can complete the suggested workweek time frame which is commonly about 40 hours.

The law also maintained the 48-hours work limit per week. The already set incentives and benefits should also be kept despite the upcoming changes.

The original bill proposed, expressed the reason behind the proposal where it read:

“Compressed workweek arrangement will not only reduce cost of work transit, but will also enable employees to allocate more time for other personal and social obligations, thus further promoting work-life balance.”

Currently, the law only waits the approval and the sign of President Rodrigo Duterte as it was already approved and accepted by the senate.

That is all there is to it, at least for now. We’ll post updates as soon as we got them.

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