IPINAMAMADALI sa Kamara de Representantes ang pagpasa ng panukala upang magkaroon ng alternatibong opsyon ang mga kompanya at manggagawa gaya ng four-day work week.
Sa House Bill 5471 na akda nina CIBAC Representatives Eddie Villanueva at Domeng Rivera maaaring mabawasan ang araw ng pasok nang hindi naaapektuhan ang suweldo ng manggagawa.
Sa research ng Flex Strategy group noong 2018, sinabi ni Deputy Speaker Villanueva na gumanda ng 45 porsyento ang communication skills at 60 porsyentong mas naging produktibo ang mga empleyado sa ilalim ng alternative work arrangement.
“The bill can promote work-life balance, improve worker’s productivity and reduce transportation costs for employees. On the other hand, the operation costs of employers will be reduced because of less expense on recruitment and huge savings resulting from the reduction of traffic congestion,” ani Bro. Villanueva. “Considering the challenging and demanding situation of our workers, especially in metro areas in the country, calls for its approval has become stronger. Hence, we urge our fellow lawmakers to swiftly pass this measure as soon as possible.”