Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said Friday, November 1, and Saturday, 2 November, are special non-working days, and reiterated the applicable pay rules for said days.

“This is pursuant to President Benigno S. Aquino III’s Proclamation No. 459, Series of 2012, Declaring the Regular Holidays, Special (Non-Working) Days, and Special Holiday (For all Schools) for the Year 2013, which he issued on 16 August  2012,” Baldoz said.

Friday, 1 November, is a special (non-working) day in the country in observance of All Saints Day, and Saturday, 2 November, is an additional special day.

On the applicable pay rules for private sector workers on these days, Baldoz issued Labor Advisory No. 6, Series of 2012, on the Payment of Wages for the Regular Holidays, Special (Non-working) Days, and Special Holiday (For all Schools) for the Year 2013, to guide private employers and workers on the correct payment of wages for work done during these days.

“I urge private sector employers to voluntarily comply with the holiday pay rules,” she said, reiterating that “proper observance of the pay rules on regular holidays and special non-working days is decent and moral and encourages productive and proficient workers.

Based on Labor Advisory No. 6, the following holiday pay rules shall apply:

(1) 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;
(2) If the employee worked, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her daily rate on the first eight hours of work. Sample computation: (Daily rate x 130%) + Cost of Living Allowance;

(3) If the employee worked in excess of eight hours (overtime work), he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her hourly rate on said day. Sample computation: (Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 130 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked);

(4) If the employee worked during a special day that also falls on his/her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional fifty percent of his/her daily rate on the first eight hours of work. Sample computation: [(Daily rate x 150 percent) + COLA]; and finally,

(5) If the employee worked in excess of eight hours (overtime work) during a special day that also falls on his/her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her hourly rate on said day. Sample computation: (Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 150 percent  x 130 percent x number of hours worked).

Any question about this release? Please call the DOLE Hotline 527-8000, the nearest DOLE regional office in your area (for DOLE-NCR 400-6011), or the Bureau of Working Conditions at tel. no. 527-3000, local 301 or 302.

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