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DOLE bares pay rules for Eid’l-Fitr regular holiday

/ 08:15 PM May 02, 2022
DOLE bares pay rules for Eid’l-Fitr regular holiday

FILE PHOTO: DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III. INQUIRER FILES

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday reminded employers to comply with holiday pay rules and released its guidelines on the proper payment of wages for Eid’l-Fitr on May 3.

“We remind our employers to comply with applicable pay rules for the May 3 regular holiday, which marks Eid’l-Fitr or the end of the month of Ramadan,” said DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III said in a statement.

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“As we join our Muslim brothers and sisters in observing this important Islamic celebration, let us also take this opportunity to be one with their celebration by adhering to the general labor standards, particularly with the proper payment of wages,” he added.

According to Bello, employees who report to duty during the declared regular holiday should be paid a total of 200 percent of their wages for that day for the first eight hours.

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This reflects the computation of the basic wage plus the cost of living allowance (COLA), multiplied by 200 percent [(basic pay + COLA) x 200 percent].

For employees’ overtime work, they should be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate on the said day, on top of the 200 percent.

On the other hand, employees who worked on a regular holiday that also falls on a rest day should be paid an additional 30 percent on top of the 200 percent wage. An additional 30 percent of the hourly rate shall also be paid when working overtime.

Meanwhile, employees who will not work should still be paid 100 percent of their wage for that day, subject to certain requirements under the implementing rules and regulations of the Labor Code, as amended.

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