Emphasising that voluntarily complying with general labor standards is good business practice and a boost to competitiveness and productivity, Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said private sector employers should use as guide Labor Advisory No. 18, series of 2015, on the correct pay rules for workers today, 9 April, Araw ng Kagitingan, being a regular holiday.
“I urge our private sector employers to use the advisory and pay their workers correctly,” she said.
The Advisory states that if the employee did not work, he/she shall be paid 100% of his/her salary for that day [(Daily Rate + COLA) x 100%].
For the work done during a regular holiday, the employee shall be paid 200% of his/her regular salary for that day for the first eight hours [(Daily rate + COLA) x 200%).
For a work done in excess of eight hours, (overtime work), he/she shall be paid an additional 30% of his/her hourly rate on said day. (Hourly Rate of the basic daily wage x 200% x 130% x number of hours worked).
The same advisory stipulates that for work done during a regular holiday that falls on a worker’s rest, or off, day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30% of his/her daily rate of 200% [(Daily Rate + COLA) x 200%] + [30% (Daily Rate x 200)].
Finally, for a work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work) during a regular holiday that also falls on his/her day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30% of his/her hourly rate on said day. (Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 200% x 130% x 130 x number of hours worked).
For details of the Labor Advisory, which also provided the pay rules for the April 2-3 regular holidays and April 4 Special (non-working) Day, please check this link: https://www.dole.gov.ph/files/Labor%20Advisory%20No18of%202015.pdf