Pursuant to President Benigno S. Aquino III’s Proclamation No. 826, Series of 2014 declaring Tuesday, 29 July  2014, as a regular holiday in the country in observance of Eid’l Fitr,  the feast marking the end of Ramadan, Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday issued Labor Advisory No. 06, Series of 2014, providing guidelines on the correct payment of wages of private sector workers for work done during this day.

According, the following pay rules apply for this holiday:

1. If the employee did not work; he or she shall be paid 100 percent of his or her salary for that day [(Daily Rate + Cost of Living Allowance) x 100%];

2. For work done during the regular holiday, the employees shall be paid 200 percent of his or her regular salary for that day for the first eight hours [(Daily Rate + Cost of Living Allowance) x 200%];

3. For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work), he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or 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 regular holiday that also falls on his or her rest day, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his her daily rate of 200 percent [(Daily Rate + Cost of Living Allowance) x 200%] + [30% (Daily Rate x 200%)]; and

5. For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work) during a holiday that also falls on his or her rest day, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on said day (Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 200% x 130% x 130% x number of hours worked).

“The  Department of Labor and Employment is reminding employers to observe the pay rules  for Eid’l Fitr, a holiday marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan,” she said, as she urged private sector employers to comply with the holiday pay rules.

“It is good business practice to pay workers the proper and correct wages during a holiday,”  she added.

Proclamation No. 826 declared Tuesday, 29 July 2014, as a regular holiday in order to promote cultural understanding and integration, and so the entire Filipino nation should have the opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr.

End/letmaring

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