Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday reminded private sector employers to do their patriotic duty by observing proper pay rules on 12 June, Independence Day.
Baldoz said 12 June, when Filipinos mark the country’s Independence Day, is a regular holiday. She added that President Benigno S. Aquino III, in Proclamation 831 dated 17 July 2014, declared Independence Day as a regular holiday.
“Proper observance of all holiday pay rules strengthens decent work and builds productivity. Voluntary labor standards compliance redounds to social protection and the competitiveness of business and industry,” she added.
For June 12, the following pay rules will apply:
• If the employee did not work, he or she shall be paid 100 percent of his or her salary for that day.
• If the employee worked, he or she shall be paid 200 percent of his/her regular salary for that day for the first eight hours. For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work), the employee shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate.
• If 12 June is the employee’s rest day and he or she still reported for work, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her daily rate of 200 percent.
• If the employee worked more than eight hours on his or her rest day on 12 June, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on the day.
Baldoz urged private sector employers to “observe voluntary compliance with labor standards, particularly with payment of correct wages/salaries of employees who will report for work on Independence Day.”