Another unreasonable imposition, I thought, when I first heard about the news that the House of Representatives approved House Bill No. 6152, providing for a compressed work week. My first impression was wrong, it turned out, but let’s talk about that in a while. The misimpression stemmed from the headlines — “House approves 4-day work week bill” (CNN), House OKs bill on 4-day workweek” (philstar), House passes 4-day workweek bill (rappler). The initial impression was this: the 4-day work week will be compulsory in nature. Continue reading
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
DEPARTMENT ADVISORY No. 2
Series of 2004
Implementation of Compressed Workweek Schemes
There is a move in Congress to reduce the workweek from five (5) days to four (4) days. The proposed law under House Bill No. 5237, however, is not a new concept. The 4-day workweek had long been possible, known as the Compressed Workweek (CWW) scheme.