DOLE releases holiday pay rules for Eid’l Fitr
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) released on Wednesday the holiday pay rules for Thursday for the observance of Eid’l Fitr, or the culmination of the month-long fasting of Muslims for Ramadan.
Labor Advisory No. 11 Series of 2021 stated that if the employee did not work on the said date, he or she shall be paid 100 percent of his or her wage, subject to certain requirements under the implementing rules and regulations of the Labor Code.
For work done during the holiday, the employee should be paid a total of 200 percent of his or her wage for the first eight hours of duty.
Meanwhile, for overtime work, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on the said day.
“For work done during a regular holiday that also falls on his/her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30% of his/her basic wage of 200%,” the advisory read.
For overtime work during a regular holiday that also falls on the employee’s rest day, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on the said day.
“However, in view of the existence of a national emergency arising from the COVID-19 situation, establishments that have totally closed or ceased operation during the community quarantine period are exempted from the payment of the holiday pay on May 13,” the advisory added.
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