NOVEMBER 18, 2022 – As part of its continuing Labor Education Program, the Department of Labor and Employment -MIMAROPA thru Oriental Mindoro Field Office successfully held a webinar on Department Order No. 327 Series of 2022 or the new guidelines of RA 11165 or Telecommuting Act.

Under the new guidelines, the employer or employee may jointly adopt and implement telecommuting programs that are based on voluntariness and mutual consent, taking into account competencies, available technologies and resources, the nature of the work to be done, and other practical circumstances.

One of the advantages of telecommuting arrangement is to help employers and employees save transportation cost, increases flexibility and enhances work-life balance.

Meanwhile, employees under the telecommuting program are still entitled to rights and benefits under the labor standards, fair treatment and training and career opportunities.

Fifty (56) participants from MSMEs in Oriental Mindoro and nearby province had attended the webinar. Employers who wish to implement the telecommuting program may submit report via online at www.reports.dole.gov.ph