Duterte OKs law granting night shift differential pay to gov’t employees
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure granting night differential pay to government employees, including those in government-owned or -controlled corporations.
Republic Act No. 11701 was signed into law on April 13 but a copy of which was only released to the media on Monday.
The new law provides that government employees, whether permanent, contractual, temporary or casual, shall be paid a night shift differential of a maximum of 20% of the hourly basic rate.
This covers each hour of work between 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Hourly basic rate refers to the basic salary rate per hour derived by dividing the basic monthly rate by 22 working days, and dividing the quotient by eight hours.
Employees not covered by the new law are:
- Those whose schedule of office hours fall between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Services rendered beyond the regular eight-hour work schedules are paid overtime pay.)
- Those whose services are required or are on call 24 hours a day such as uniformed personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Bureau of Fire Protection, among others.
Funds for the implementation of the new low shall be charged against existing appropriations of national government entities in the General Appropriations Act.
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