Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday reminded
private sector employers to observe the proper pay rules, as well as occupational safety standards, for the Christmas and New Year holidays.

 

“I urge you to share your blessings and joy of the season and, in the interest of our workers’ welfare and protection, pay them correctly during the holidays. Voluntary compliance with labor laws by observing the pay rules and other core labor and occupational safety and health standards during the holidays is good for business,” said Baldoz.

 

The labor and employment chief cited Proclamation Nos. 831, Series of 2014 and 1105, Series of 2015 that President Benigno S. Aquino III signed on 17 July 2014 and 20 August 2015, respectively, covering the regular holidays on 25 and 30 December 2015, and 1 January 2016 and special non-working days on 24 and 31 December 2015.

 

The following pay rules shall apply for the regular holidays on December 25 and 30 2015 and 1 January 2016:

 

•  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).

 

The following pay rules that shall apply on 24 and 31 December 2015, all special non-working days:

 

•  If the employee did not work, the “no-work, no-pay” principle shall apply, unless there is a favourable company policy, practice, or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment on these special days;

 

•  If the employee worked, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her daily rate on the first eight hours of work [(daily rate x 130 percent) + COLA];

 

•  If the employee worked in excess of eight hours (overtime work) during a 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).

 

END/celestemaring

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