Employment & Labour Law

DOLE to Employers: observe Pay Rules for Eid'l Fitr Holiday

Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

MANILA, June 13 (PNA) - Private sector workers who will report to work on Friday, June 15, Eid’l Fitr or end of Ramadan, a regular holiday, will receive 200 percent of their regular pay, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said.

This was based on Labor Advisory No. 09, issued by Acting Labor Secretary Ciriaco Lagunzad III on Tuesday, prescribing pay rules for the said holiday.

For the employee who reported to work on Friday, he or she shall be paid 200 percent of his or her regular salary for that day for the first eight (8) hours ([Daily Rate + COLA] x 200 percent).

Employers are bound by the following computation of wages, thus:

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 number of hours worked).

For those who will not work on the said day, 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 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 daily rate of 200 percent [(daily rate + COLA) x 200 percent] + [30 percent (daily rate x 200 percent)].

Furthermore, 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 130 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked).

On June 6, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Proclamation 514 declaring June 15 a regular holiday.

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