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Work from Home

To conduct business from one's residence as opposed to an office. Some employees may work from home on a temporary or project basis; for example, one may work from home on a weekend when the office is closed. However, others, notably the self-employed, work from home regularly because they do not have offices. The advent of home computers and the Internet have made working from home easier.
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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.
Telecommuting 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.
Telecommuting is such a technology which has transformed the concept of physical presence of employee at office to what he/she can deliver from home.
Telecommuting -- 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.
Despite telecommuting'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.
Telecommuting Not Automatically, Universally Positive