Senate to tackle own bill on 4-day workweek
The Senate will start taking up next month its own bill seeking to impose a four-day workweek.
Sen. Joel Villanueva, chair of the Senate labor committee, said he would file a counterpart bill of the House measure that was approved on third reading last week.
Villanueva said he would then hold a hearing on Sept. 13.
He said the Senate bill would not make the proposed new working schedule mandatory.
Under the new working schedule, an employee who clocks in 40 hours of work a week will still work the same total hours, only that his work hours will be adjusted to four days. —Christine O. Avendaño
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