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Rules for holiday pay on Monday, ready; DOLE


Cebu City, Philippines. Workers could expect for an additional pay on Monday, 25 May 2020 – a regular holiday.

In observance of Eid’l Fitr or the Feast of Ramadhan, workers, who will not work on Monday will be paid 100% of their daily wage rate provided they are present or on leave with pay on the last working day prior to the holiday.

But according to the latest labor advisory issued by Secretary Bello, employers are allowed to defer or delay their payment of the holiday pay until such time that the present emergency situation has been abated.

Labor Advisory No. 20, Series of 2020 provides for the rules of the payment of wages for the May 25 Regular Holiday.

DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome O. Siaton said that employers are just given consideration for the meantime to postpone the payment of the holiday pay due to the existing national emergency.

“They will have to make sure to abide by the rules of payment for the holiday pay. They may pay the holiday pay at a later date so, it means that they are not exempted from paying such because they will have to eventually especially when the normal operations of the establishment is already in place,” added the Regional Director.

Establishments that have totally closed or ceased operations during the community quarantine period, she said however, are exempted from paying the holiday pay.

She reminded the employers that for work done on that day, workers must be paid 200% of their daily wage rate for the first 8 hours of work.

For work done in excess of 8 hours or overtime work, workers must be paid an additional 30% of their hourly rate on that day. For work done on that day and it also happens to be the rest day of the workers, they must be paid an additional 30% of their basic wage of 200%.

For workers who render overtime work on that day, which also happens to be their rest day, they must be paid an additional 30% of their hourly rate on said day.

“But of course, no one would restrict any company to pay the holiday pay to their workers on time,” the DOLE-7 Head finally said.





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