The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued the guidelines for private sector employers on the special national holiday in commemoration of the 19th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution on Friday, February 25.

The guidelines were issued following Presidential Proclamation No. 785 declaring the said day as a special national holiday.

Based on Labor and Employment Secretary Patricia A. Sto. Tomas’s Memorandum Circular No. 1, the following rules shall apply for declared special days such as special non-working day, special public holiday, and special national holiday:

If the day is unworked, the no work, no pay policy shall apply unless there is a favorable company policy, practice or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment on a special day even if the day is unworked.

However, if the day is worked, plus thirty percent (30%) of the employee’s daily rate of 100 percent shall apply on the first eight hours of work, and in excess of eight hours, plus thirty percent (30%) of the hourly rate on said day.

Finally, if the day falls on the employee’s rest day and is worked, plus fifty percent (50%) of the daily rate of 100 percent shall apply on the first eight hours of work, and in excess of eight hours, plus thirty percent (30%) of the hourly rate.

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