In celebration of the yuletide season, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reminded employers in the private sector to observe proper pay rules for Christmas, New Year, and Rizal Day.

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 50, Series of 2016 signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on August 16, 2016 declaring December 25 and 30, 2017, and January 1, 2018 as regular holidays, the labor department issued Labor Advisory No. 13 prescribing the appropriate pay for the said holidays:

If the employee did not work, he or she shall be paid 100 percent of his or her salary for that day ([Daily Rate + COLA] x 100 percent);

If the employee worked, he or she shall be paid 200 percent of his or her regular salary for that day for the first eight (8) hours ([Daily Rate + COLA] x 200 percent);

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 200 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked);

If the employee worked 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 or her daily rate of 200 percent [(daily rate + COLA) x 200 percent] + [30 percent (daily rate x 200 percent)];

If the employee worked in excess of 8 hours (overtime work) 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 or her hourly rate on said day (hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 200 percent x 130 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked).

 

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