Work Hours

Senate bill seeks to protect rest hours, prevent ‘unli-work from home’

Published by rudy Date posted on January 19, 2022

Angelica Y. Yang – Philstar.com January 19, 2022 | 12:00pm MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Francis Tolentino has filed a bill proposing penalties on employers who intrude on workers’ “rest hours” to prevent tasks and meetings from bleeding into personal time as many shift to work-from-home arrangements.

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PH ‘work-hour losses’ worst in Asean amid pandemic

Published by rudy Date posted on August 14, 2021

By Christine O. Avendano, 14 Aug 2021 Among the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the Philippines’ work force fared poorest in 2020, suffering the “largest working-hour losses’’ caused in part by lockdowns imposed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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No more long and difficult commute for Shakey’s store employees

Published by rudy Date posted on July 3, 2021

by Doris Dumlao-Abadilla, 3 Jul 2021 As part of business continuity initiatives amid the prolonged pandemic, leading pizza chain operator Shakey’s Pizza Asia Ventures Inc. has reshuffled its store workforce to bring employees closer to their place of work and limit their commuting time to no more than 30 minutes.

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How do people spend their time? This chart takes a global look

Published by rudy Date posted on December 16, 2020

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WFH: Longer work hours?

Published by rudy Date posted on August 2, 2020

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DOLE: Compressed workweek not mandatory, should not diminish employees’ benefits

Published by rudy Date posted on December 3, 2019

By DONA MAGSINO,GMA News, 3 Dec 2019 Implementing a compressed workweek in the private sector is not mandatory and should not result in decreased benefits for the employees, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday.

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A four-day working week will not only improve wellbeing – it could save the planet

Published by rudy Date posted on June 3, 2019

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Compressed work week tinutulan ng employers, tinutulak ng manggagawa

Published by rudy Date posted on May 22, 2019

by ABS-CBN News, May 22, 2019 Inalmahan ng grupo ng mga employer ang panukala tungkol sa compressed work week schedule dahil sa umano’y epekto nito sa kalidad ng trabaho, kalusugan at kaligtasan ng mga manggagawa.

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Flexible working hours bill gets final Senate approval

Published by rudy Date posted on May 20, 2019

by Maila Ager, Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 20, 2019 MANILA, Philippines – The Senate has unanimously approved on third and final reading a flexible working hours bill.

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Jack Ma defends the ‘blessing’ of a 12-hour working day

Published by rudy Date posted on April 15, 2019

by BBC, Apr 15, 2019 The Chinese billionaire and co-founder of the online shopping giant Alibaba has continued to argue for a 9am to 9pm working day, and a six-day week. The Chinese billionaire and co-founder of the online shopping giant Alibaba has continued to argue for a 9am to 9pm working day, and a…

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Work from home law now in place — DOLE

Published by rudy Date posted on April 11, 2019

By: Neil Arwin Mercado, INQUIRER.net, Apr 11, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — Private sector employees can now opt to work outside their workplace using telecommunications and computer technologies, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Thursday.

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Japan to convenience stores: ‘please’ solve rift over long hours

Published by rudy Date posted on April 6, 2019

Tokyo lacks authority in labor dispute between companies and franchisees JUNICHI SUGIHARA, Nikkei staff writer, APR 6, 2019 TOKYO — A Japanese cabinet minister urged the nation’s convenience store chains on Friday to resolve the mounting discontent among short-handed franchisees, making the unusual request in the absence of legal authority for the government to intervene.

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DepEd urged to strictly implement 6-hour workday for teachers

Published by rudy Date posted on March 14, 2019

DepEd urged to strictly implement 6-hour workday for teachers https://www.thesummitexpress.com/2019/03/deped-urged-strictly-implement-6-hour-workday.html?fbclid=IwAR1VcDZnNhcgZM1udRG4dkVdlcoWfuoAYuImJHWpjjS7Jld33_Vvu_lFu8o MANILA, Philippines – A teachers’ group has renewed their calls for the strict implementation of the “6-hour workday” policy.

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Why the 15-hour work week is not just a pipe dream

Published by rudy Date posted on February 4, 2019

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Duterte signs law allowing private employees to work from home

Published by rudy Date posted on January 11, 2019

By CNN Philippines Staff, Jan 11, 2019 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 10) — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Telecommuting Act, which allows employees in the private sector to work from home.

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Billionaire Branson: 9-to-5 workday, 5-day workweek will die

Published by rudy Date posted on December 14, 2018

by Catherine Clifford 12/14/2018 The 9-to-5, Monday-to-Friday grind got you down? Take solace: That will one day be history, according to billionaire British serial entrepreneur Richard Branson.

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The case for the 6-hour workday

Published by rudy Date posted on December 11, 2018

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Why the weekend isn’t longer

Published by rudy Date posted on September 12, 2018

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This is how working hours have changed over time

Published by rudy Date posted on May 18, 2018

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Here’s why working nights could be killing you

Published by rudy Date posted on February 12, 2018

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Employers buck bills on additional paid leaves

Published by rudy Date posted on January 24, 2018

By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), Jan 24, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — Employers have expressed opposition to 10 Senate bills proposing new employee leaves and increase of existing ones that will be tackled by the labor, employment and human resources development committee chaired by Sen. Joel Villanueva today.

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Exporters nix shorter work week

Published by rudy Date posted on September 25, 2017

By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), Sep 25, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (Philexport) is opposing the need for a law implementing a compressed work week as it appeals for a status quo, wherein employers are allowed to decide the suitable work hours for their employees considering the ecosystem within which…

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Call centers back 4-day work week

Published by rudy Date posted on September 3, 2017

By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), Sep 3, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – The call center industry, the biggest private sector employer in the country, has expressed support to the proposed compressed four-day work week scheme.

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4-day work week bad for workers, say employers

Published by rudy Date posted on August 28, 2017

ABS-CBN News, Aug 28, 2017 MANILA – A compressed work week will not be good for workers’ health and family life, the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) reiterated on Monday.

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Villafuerte calls for quick OK of work-from-home bill

Published by rudy Date posted on August 21, 2017

By Jovee Marie de la Cruz, Businessmirror, Aug 21, 2017 A vice chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations is pushing for a measure directing the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to establish a three-year pilot program for telecommuting, or work from home, arrangements in select local industries.

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Off-hours work-related messaging to be limited by Korean gov’t

Published by rudy Date posted on August 6, 2017

INQUIRER.net, Aug 6, 2017 Korean lawmakers have called for an end to the practice of sending work orders to off-duty employees via social media messaging services.

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We’re all used to an 8-hour work day. But is it effective?

Published by rudy Date posted on May 24, 2017

by Travis Bradberry, May 24, 2017 The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new approach.

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How the six-hour workday actually saves money

Published by rudy Date posted on April 17, 2017

A Swedish experiment may have missed the bigger picture of how shorter days can mean long-term profit. by Rebecca Greenfield, Apr 17, 2017, 5:00 PM GMT+8 In February, after almost two years worth of six-hour workdays, nurses at the Svartedalens elderly care facility in Gothenburg, Sweden went back to eeight-hourshifts—despite recently published research showing the benefits…

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8.8 million Filipinos work excessive hours statistics authority

Published by rudy Date posted on March 2, 2017

Businessworld, March 02, 2017 MORE THAN 8.8 million Filipinos in 2015 clocked in more than 48 hours a week, classified as excessive by the International Labor Organization (ILO), the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said in a recent report.

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MAP bucks gov’t bid for 4-day work week

Published by rudy Date posted on May 2, 2011

A business group expressed concerns yesterday on the implementation of the proposed four-day workweek for all government offices saying this will unnecessarily result in higher costs of doing business due to expected delays in approval of permits, licenses, passports, among others.

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