The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) cannot decide on whether or not it would favor the proposed work-from-home bill for employees.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said several groups of employers have expressed concern on the matter especially on the quality of performance of employees once they are allowed to work at the convenience of their homes.
On the other hand, DOLE said the employers also contemplate on the bill’s benefits as they would also save overtime and night differential pays.
Bello said the proposal definitely needs more scrutiny and analysis by Congress before it is enacted into law. – Grace Casin / Marje Pelayo