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DOLE: ‘It’s double pay for holiday work on Aug. 21’

GMA News Online logo GMA News Online 8/17/2018 Sollorano, Vic
DOLE Department of Labor and Employment © Jannielyn Ann Bigtas DOLE Department of Labor and Employment

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Friday reminded private sector employers to observe proper pay rules for workers who will report for duty on Tuesday, August 21.

“Private sector workers are set to enjoy double holiday pay next week following a declaration by President Duterte making August 21 a regular holiday in observance of the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice, Eid’l Adha,” the department said.

August 21 is also a special non-working holiday in observance of “Ninoy Aquino Day.”

 

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III advised employers to observe the proper payment of wages for workers when a regular holiday falls on a special non-working holiday.

In Labor Advisory No. 12, Bello said the following pay rules will apply in the computation of workers’ wages on Tuesday following Proclamation Nos. 269 and 556 of July 17, 2017 and August 15, 2018, respectively:

  • If the employee did not work, he or she shall be paid 100 percent of his or her salary for that day ([Daily Rate + COLA] x 100 percent)
  • If the employee worked on the said holiday, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of 200 percent of his or her regular salary for that day for the first eight (8) hours [(Daily rate + COLA) x 200 percent] + [30 percent (Daily rate x 200 percent)]
  • If the employee worked in excess of 8 hours (overtime work), he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on said day (hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 200 percent x 130 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked)
  • If the employee worked during a regular holiday that also falls on his or her rest day, he or she shall be paid an additional 50 percent of his or her daily rate of 200 percent [(daily rate + COLA) x 200 percent] + [50 percent (daily rate x 200 percent)]
  • If the employee worked in excess of 8 hours (overtime work) during a regular holiday that also falls on his or her rest day, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on said day (hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 200 percent x 150 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked)

Employees with days off not falling on August 21 will only enjoy the double holiday pay only if they work on that day. —VDS, GMA News

 

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