Aries and Olive represent a portion of the country's labor force enjoying telecommuting
arrangement with companies who have adopted internal arrangements with their employees on working from home.
Fair treatment means that telecommuting
employees 'shall receive a rate of pay, including overtime pay and night shift differential and other similar monetary benefits not lower than those provided in applicable laws and collective bargaining agreements.' They also have the right to rest periods, regular holidays and special non-working days and have the same workload and performance standards, among others.
Based on the IRR, an employer in the private sector may offer a telecommuting
program to its employees on a voluntary basis or as a result of collective bargaining.
'The employer shall be responsible for strictly taking the appropriate measures to ensure the protection of data used and processed by the telecommuting
employee for professional purposes,' read a portion of the IRR .
"In signing the Republic Act (RA) 11165 or the Telecommuting
Act the President recognises the changes that led to the evolution of the modern workforce and workplace," presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said.
saves companies in office space and energy costs--and, in Utah, it could make a measurable dent in the amount of emissions we pump into our atmosphere.
is such a technology which has transformed the concept of physical presence of employee at office to what he/she can deliver from home.
-- a work arrangement where employees do not have to commute to a central place of work -- looked to have an unassailable role in the future of employment but when US technology company Yahoo unexpectedly and controversially called its home workers back to the office in 2013, that future suddenly looked less certain.
's growing popularity (or perhaps because of it), many managers and leaders have voiced concerns about this work arrangement.
The first question is whether there is a formal telecommuting
program (for example, to determine eligibility, set out expectations for work hours, proper communication methods and so forth) and whether the employee meet the policy's eligibility requirements If so, the employee may be eligible for telework, regardless of obligations imposed by the ADA.
Not Automatically, Universally Positive