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Employers reminded of pay rules on August 21 & 26

 

Cebu City, Philippines. DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome O. Siaton urged employers to exercise caution in the computation of wages for the workers on 21 August- Ninoy Aquino Day and 26 August- National Heroes Day.

Workers, who reported to work last 21 August, a Special Non-Working Holiday, should be paid an additional 30% of their basic wage on the first eight (8) hours of work.

“In the event that they rendered overtime work that is they worked in excess of 8 hours, workers should be paid an additional 30% of their hourly rate on said day,” said Director Siaton.

For those who worked on that day, which also happened to be their rest day, they should be paid an additional 50% of their basic wage on their first 8 hours of work. For overtime work on that day that also fell on the workers’ rest day, they should be paid an additional 30% of their hourly rate on said day.

However, Director Siaton added, the “No Work, No Pay” principle shall apply unless there is a favorable company policy, practice or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment on a special day.

26 August, a Regular Holiday, has a separate computation of wages. If the workers did not work, they shall be paid 100% of their wage for that day. However, they should be present on the last working day prior to the Regular Holiday for them to avail the Holiday Pay benefit. “It’s also possible that they were on leave on the last working day before the Regular Holiday but it must be a paid leave for them to avail the Holiday Pay,” explained the Regional Director.

For work done during the Regular Holiday, workers shall be paid 200% of their wage for that day for the first 8 hours. For overtime work, they shall be paid an additional 30% of their hourly rate on said day.

In the event that workers work on a Regular Holiday which also falls on their rest day, they shall be paid an additional 30% of their basic wage of 200%. For overtime work during a Regular Holiday that also falls on the workers’ rest day, they shall be paid an additional 30% of their hourly rate on said day.

Workers who are not paid with Holiday Pay are encouraged to report their employers to the DOLE Regional Office and file for a request for assistance (RFA) under the Department’s Single Entry Approach (SEnA) program.

 

End//LSenarlo-Taniza

 

For more information on this report, you may contact Luchel SenarloTaniza, Regional Labor Communication Officer at telefax number (032) 266-2792 or you may send an email at dole_centralvisayas@yahoo.com.

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2019-08-23
SALOME O. SIATON
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