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Pay rules apply on Eid al-Adha

By: - Reporter / @santostinaINQ
/ 04:38 AM September 09, 2016

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III yesterday reminded private sector employers to observe pay rules on Sept. 12, declared a regular holiday by Malacañang in observance of the Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha.

Also called the “Sacrifice Feast,” Eid al-Adha is the second of two events celebrated by Muslims worldwide each year.

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“Proper observance of pay rules on regular holidays and special nonworking days will lead to more productive and competent employees,” Bello said in a statement.

The pay rules are:

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If the employee did not work, an employee shall be paid 100 percent of his or her salary on this day;

For work done during the regular holiday, he shall be paid 200 percent of his regular salary for that day for the first eight hours;

For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work), he shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his hourly rate on that day;

For work done during a regular holiday that also falls on his rest day, he shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her daily rate of 200 percent; and

For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work) during a holiday that also falls on his rest day, he shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on that day.

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