This is a letter asking an employer for flexible work arrangements in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
This can be used by employees who have already discussed this matter with their employer and just want to formalize it in writing, or by employees who are raising it for the first time. Either way, it is a good practice to put this request in writing (even if verbal approval has already been provided) to avoid any disputes later on.
This letter is not designed for use by an employee who is seeking for a vacation, sick leave, or any other leave.
Take note that this letter does not guarantee that the request will be approved by the employer.
How to use this document
If the employee has already obtained verbal permission for the flexible work arrangements, use this letter to record the details of what has been agreed, and what the employee plans to do. For example, enter the relevant details to confirm whether the employee is proposing to work full time from home, or whether they are proposing to alter the times that they attend the workplace. If the employee is also proposing to put any other measures in place (such as regular calls or reports to their supervisor) details of these arrangements can also be included.
If the employee has not yet obtained verbal permission for the flexible work arrangements, use this letter to outline the employee's request.
The letter can then be printed, signed, and handed to a supervisor. It can also be downloaded and attached to an email.
The labor laws found in the Labor Code of the Philippines and the laws on contracts and obligations found in the Civil Code of the Philippines may be applicable to this document.
How to modify the template
You fill out a form. The document is created before your eyes as you respond to the questions.
At the end, you receive it in Word and PDF formats. You can modify it and reuse it.