Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has reminded employers in the private sector to strictly follow the proper pay rules on February 25, the 32nd Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 269 issued by President Rodrigo Duterte, the labor department issued Labor Advisory No. 03 (Series of 2018) prescribing the proper payment of wages for the said special non-working holiday.

DOLE mandates the following pay rules to be implemented on February 25, 2018:

If the employee did not work, 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.

For work done during the special day, the workers shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their daily rate on the first eight hours of work. The “daily rate x 130% plus COLA” scheme will be observed.

For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work), the workers will be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate on said day. The computation will be: hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 130% x 130% x number of hours worked.

For work done during a special day that also falls on the workers’ rest day, they shall be paid an additional 50 percent of their daily rate on the first eight hours of work, thus, the “daily rate x 150% + COLA” computation will apply.

For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work) during a special day that also falls on the workers’ rest day, they shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate on said day, or a computation of “hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 150% x 130% x number of hours worked”.

Meanwhile, the labor department has also issued the same pay rules on February 16, Chinese New Year.

END/Abegail De Vega

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