Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said private business employers must observe proper pay rules and core labor standards for their workers from 18 to 19 November 2015 which have been declared under Proclamation No. 1072 as special non-working days in the National Capital Region on account of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting.

 

The APEC is an annual regional forum of leaders of 21 Asia-Pacific economies that seek to leverage on their growing interdependence. The Philippines hosts this year’s APEC conference.

 

“In view of the Proclamation, I enjoin all private sector employers in Metro Manila to observe the proper pay rules for the benefit of their workers,” said Baldoz after she issued Labor Advisory No. 14 Series of 2015.

 

The following pay rules shall apply for private sector workers in NCR from 18 to 19 November 2015:

 

– 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;

 

– If the employee worked, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her daily rate on the first eight hours of work [(daily rate x 130 percent) + COLA];

 

– If the employee worked in excess of 8 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 130 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked);

 

– If the employee worked during a special day that also falls on his or her rest day, he or she shall be paid an additional 50 percent of his or her daily rate on the first 8 hours of work [(daily rate x 150 percent) + COLA];

 

– If the employee worked in excess of 8 hours (overtime work) during a special day 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 150 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked).

 

Meanwhile, Baldoz also issued Labor Advisory No. 14, Series of 2015 on the payment of wages of private school employees in NCR during the suspension of classes from 17 to 20 November 2015 because of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting.

 

“To contribute to the security of the APEC leaders and avoid road infractions and traffic altercations, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) issued Memorandum Circular No. 51, Series of 2015 declaring 17-20 November as ‘school holidays’ in NCR,” said Baldoz.

 

Baldoz, upon issuing Labor Advisory No. 14, Series of 2015, also urged all private school employers to comply with the following pay rules which covers all teaching and non-teaching personnel private schools:

 

a. If the employee did not work:
• He/she will not be paid, unless there is a favourable company policy, practice, or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting  payment of wages on 17-20 November; and

 

• When the employee has accrued leave credits, he/she may be allowed to utilize such leave so that he/she will have compensation on said days.

 

b. If the employee worked:
No additional pay is given to the employee, but only their salary on said day.

END/celestemaring

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