Double pay for work on Aug. 29, Heroes’ Day – DOLE
MANILA — The Department of Labor and Employment has reminded all private sector employers across the country to pay their workers double on National Heroes Day, a regular holiday.
“Proper observance of the pay rules on regular holidays and special non-working days will lead to more productive and competent employees,” said Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.
Former President Benigno Aquino III declared August 29, which falls on a Monday, as regular holiday nationwide by virtue of Proclamation No. 1105.
An employee who reports for work on a regular holiday is entitled to receive 200 percent of his or her basic wage for the first eight hours, according to the labor chief.
Employees working beyond eight hours should receive an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate, he added.
For work done during a regular holiday that also falls on an employee’s rest day, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his her daily rate of 200 percent.
For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work) during a holiday that also falls on his or her rest day, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on said day.
If the employee did not work, he or she shall be paid 100 percent of his or her salary on this day. SFM/rga
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