Employees working on special non-working holidays entitled to extra pay – DOLE
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reminded employers on Sunday that all employees working on non-working holidays should get premium pay, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said in Labor Advisory No. 3, Series of 2022.
Bello issued the advisory recently as two non-working holidays declared by President Rodrigo Duterte were coming up — the Chinese New Year on Feb. 1 and the EDSA Revolution Day on Feb. 25.
Employees who report for work on those days should get an additional 30 percent of their basic wage for the first eight hours of work.
The additional pay reflects the computation of the basic wage multiplied by 130 percent, plus the cost of living allowance.
Meanwhile, employers should pay employees doing overtime work an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate.
On the other hand, they should pay those who will work on a holiday that also falls on their rest day an additional 50 percent of their basic wage for the first eight hours and an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate beyond that period.
For employees who will not work, the “no work, no pay” principle will apply — unless there’s a company policy, practice, or agreement granting payment on a special day.
READ: DOLE to employers: Observe higher pay rules for February holidays
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