Labor dep’t reminds employers of holiday pay


04:31 AM November 29th, 2012

By: Tina G. Santos, November 29th, 2012 04:31 AM

The Department of Labor and Employment reminds employers to strictly adhere to pay rules and core labor standards if they are requiring their employees to work on Friday, Bonifacio Day.

The day has been declared a regular holiday through Proclamation No. 295, signed by President Aquino last year.

Bonifacio Day is celebrated yearly in honor of the “Great Plebeian,” national hero Andres Bonifacio, who was born on Nov. 30, 1863.

“If the employee reports for work during a regular holiday, he [is] entitled to [holiday pay equivalent to] 200 percent of his regular salary for that day for the first eight hours, and for work in excess of eight hours, an additional [pay equivalent to] 30 percent of his hourly rate,” the labor department said.

If the day falls on employees’ rest day and they are required to work, they are entitled to compensation equivalent to 200 percent of their daily rate for the first eight hours.

For work in excess of eight hours on such a day, the employees get an additional pay equivalent to 30 percent of their hourly rate.

“But, if the employee does not render work during a regular holiday, he is entitled to 100 percent of his salary for that day,” the labor department said.

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