Labor Advisory: Payment of Wages for the Regular Holiday

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has released their Labor Advisory No. 07 series of 2018: “Payment of Wages for the Regular Holiday on May 1, 2018 in Observance of Labor Day.”

This is pursuant to Proclamation No. 269 issued by President Rodrigo R. Duterte on July 17, 2017, the following rules for pay on regular days shall apply on May 1, 2018:

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

Note: Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) is included in the computation of holiday pay.

2. 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%];

3. 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];

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

5. For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work) during a regular holiday that also falls on his/her rest day, 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 130% x number of hours worked).

This Labor Advisory was signed by Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on April 6, 2018.

Labor Advisory Facebook Post of BWSC-DOLE

 

The Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) is a staff bureau of the Department of Labor and Employment with the mandate of addressing various concerns of the Disadvantaged Workers and Workers with special concerns under specific laws.

If you have query regarding working conditions and other labor related concerns, we strongly advise to call the DOLE Call Center thru the 1349 (toll free) hotline for more detailed answers.

Domestic workers may call 1800-8888-1349.
International callers may use 800-8888-1349 for toll-free calls.

Source: BWSC DOLE

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