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Things you need to know about Employee Consent Form to Flexible Work Arrangement.
1. What is an Employee Consent Form to a Flexible Work Arrangement?
Flexible work arrangements refer to alternative arrangements or schedules other than the standard work hours, workdays and workweek. Flexibility in the work schedules of employees is beneficial as it allows reduction of business costs while saving jobs and maintaining competitiveness and productivity in industries.
Flexible work arrangements are based on voluntary consent and conditions mutually acceptable to both management and employees. If you intend to adopt a flexible work arrangement for your business, you will need your employees to sign an “Employee Consent Form to a Flexible Work Arrangement”. By signing the form this shows your employees agree to the flexible work arrangement.
2. What is an acceptable flexible work arrangement?
The flexible work arrangements which labor and management may consider are the following:
Compressed Workweek wherein the normal workweek is reduced to less than 6 days but the total number of work hours of 48 hours per week remains. The normal workday is increased to more than 8 hours but not to exceed 12 hours, without corresponding overtime pay.
Reduction of Workdays wherein the normal workdays per week are reduced but should not last for more than 6 months.
Rotation of Workers wherein the employees are rotated or alternately provided work within the workweek.
Forced Leave wherein the employees are required to go on leave for several days or weeks utilizing their leave credits if there are any.
Broken-time schedule wherein the work schedule is not continuous but the work hours within the day or week remain.
Flexi-holidays schedule wherein the employees agree to avail the holidays at some other days provided there is no diminution of existing benefits as a result of such arrangement.
In implementing flexible work arrangements, labor and management can also explore alternative schemes under any agreement and company policy or practice.
3. What information do you need to create an Employee Consent Form to a Flexible Work Arrangement?
To create your “Employee Consent Form to a Flexible Work Arrangement” you’ll need the following minimum information:
The employee’s details (i.e. name and position in the company)
The employer’s name
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