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Employers told to observe holiday pay rules for June 12, 15

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The Department of Labor and Employment IX (DOLE 9) reminds employers to strictly observe the rule on the payment of wages for the June 12 and 15 regular holidays.

DOLE 9 Director Ofelia B. Domingo said that DOLE issued the pay rules as Filipino citizens celebrate the 120th Anniversary of Philippine Independence Day on June 12. Meanwhile, Malacañan Palace declared June 15 as regular holiday in celebration of EidlFtr (Feast of Ramadhan) where the entire Filipino Nation is given full opportunity to celebrate with the Muslim world. However, workers who will report to work on said dates must be paid proper wages and benefits.

Prescribing the proper pay rules, Acting Labor Secretary CiriacoLagunzad issued Labor Advisory No. 9, Series of 2018, pursuant to Proclamation No. 269 and 514 signed by President Rodrigo RoaDuterte declaring June 12 and 15 as regular holidays.

The following are the rules for payment of wages on said regular holidays:

If an employee did not work, he/she shall be paid the 100% of his/her salary for that day, subject to certain conditions under the implementing rules and regulations [(Daily rate + COLA) x 100%];

For work done during the regular holiday, the employee shall be paid 200% of his/her regular salary for that day for the first eight hours [(Daily rate + COLA) x 200%];

For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work), he/she shall be paid an additional 30% of his/her hourly rate on said day [Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 200% x 130% x number of hours worked];

For work done during a regular holiday that also falls on his/her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30% of his/hjer daily rate of 200% [(Daily rate + COLA) x 200%] + [30% (Dailyrate x 200%)]; and

For work done in excess of eight (8) hours (overtime work) during a regular holiday that also falls on the workers’ rest day, they shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate on said day (Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 200 % x 130% x 130% x number of hours worked).  (KAREN CLAIRE Q. GRAFIA)




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