DOLE reminds employers on holiday pay rules
CEBU, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-7 has reminded employers to religiously follow the pay rules on a regular holiday.
This reminder was issued since August 12 was declared a regular holiday all throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice for the Muslim Community.
DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome Siaton said that workers, who would be working tomorrow, should be paid 200 percent of their daily wage for the first eight hours.
If they won’t work on that day, still, they would receive 100 percent of their daily wage.
Siaton said that for workers to avail said regular holiday pay, they should be present during the last working day prior to the regular holiday, or if they were not, she added, their leave of absence should be with pay.
For work done in excess of eight hours or overtime work, workers should be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate on said day.
“There is another computation to be followed for work done during a regular holiday that also falls on the worker’s rest day. In this case, he or she should be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her basic wage of 200 percent,” Siaton said.
She added that for work done in excess of eight hours or overtime work during a regular holiday that also falls on the workers’ rest day, they should be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate on said day. — GAN (FREEMAN)