Working From Home Is More Than Just a Distant Dream Thanks to New Law

Say goodbye to your traffic and parking woes.

(SPOT.ph) If you've been living like the rest of us, chances are you probably waste hours and hours of your time stuck in traffic on your way to work and back. It's the most frustrating thing, knowing you have no choice but to live with it (shoutout to people who have to deal with the PITX and all its issues), but luck might just be in your favor. The Telecommuting Act was finally signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on January 10, institutionalizing the work-from-home arrangement for employees in the private sector.

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According to the Republic Act 11165, it will still be up to the business owners to decide whether they'll be offering a telecommuting program for their employees or not, but at least the signed act provides more security for those working from home. The provisions protect telecommuting employees, especially in terms of getting the right pay and benefits, workload, and getting access to training and career development opportunities from their employers.

Telecommuting is defined as working from an alternative workplace with the use of telecommunication and computer technologies. Who knows? With talks of faster and more reliable Internet coming to the Philippines in the future, working from home might just become the more favorable option for everyone.

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