IBPAP gets nod to allow BPO employees to work at home

The IT-Business Process Outsourcing Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) said it has secured authorization from economic zone regulators to allow BPO workers to work remotely.

The IBPAP made the pronouncement after Deloitte Philippines, one of its member-firms, reported a case of Covid-19 over the weekend. The association said it expects members to diligently follow government-mandated labor policies, including setting up a first-aid response to health emergencies.

The government has recognized the benefits of working from home through the passage of the Telecommuting Act in 2018, and the spread of Covid-19 has increased calls for the law’s implementation.

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