Observe pay rules for May 14 polls, employers told

Date Posted: May 12th, 2018 02:16 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reminded employers to strictly observe the rule on the payment of wages for the May 14 special non-working holiday.

 

DOLE issued the pay rules as voters troop to polling precincts for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, emphasizing that workers who will report to work before or after exercising their rights of suffrage, must be paid proper wages and benefits.

 

Prescribing the proper pay rules, Acting Labor Secretary Ciriaco Lagunzad issued Labor Advisory No. 8, Series of 2018, pursuant to Proclamation No. 479 signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte declaring May 14 as a special non-working holiday.

 

DOLE reiterated the following rules for May 14 special non-working holiday:

 

If an 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.

 

For work done during the special day, the workers shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their daily rate on the first eight (8) hours of work. The Daily Rate x 130 percent plus COLA scheme will be observed.

 

For work done in excess of eight (8) hours (overtime work), the workers will be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate on said day. The computation will be: hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 130 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked.

 

For work done during a special day that also falls on the workers’ rest day, they shall be paid an additional 50 percent of their daily rate on the first eight (8) hours of work, thus, the ‘Daily Rate x 150 percent + COLA’ computation will apply.

 

For work done in excess of eight (8) hours (overtime work) during a special day that also falls on the workers’ rest day, they shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate on said day, or a computation of hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 150 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked.

 

#Paul Ang

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