According to Republic Act No. 11165, an employer in the private sector may offer a work-from-home arrangement to its employees on a voluntary basis. It is called telecommuting under the law as it involves the use of telecommunications and other computer technologies, which enable the employees to work at the safety of their homes or any alternative workplace. To ensure proper compliance with the law, the employer is required to notify the Department of Labor and Employment of its adoption of the telecommuting arrangement.
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