DOLE issues pay rules for Ninoy Aquino Day on Friday

By on August 20, 2015


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MANILA – Private sectors employees will get an additional 30 percent of their daily rate when they report for work on Friday, Aug. 21, a special non-working holiday, in observance of Ninoy Aquino Day.

Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said that workers, who will report to work on Friday, are entitled to receive an extra 30 percent of their daily rate on the first eight hours of work [(Daily Rate x 130 percent) + Cost of Living Allowance].

The pay rules issued by the DOLE added that for work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work), an employee shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on said day (Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 130 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked).

An additional 50 percent will be given to the workers daily rate on the first eight hours of work [(Daily Rate x 150 percent) + Cost of Living Allowance], will be given to the employee who reported for work during the special day that also falls on his or her rest day.

It added that for work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work), during a special day that also falls on the worker’s rest day, they will be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate on said day (Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 150 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked).

The DOLE noted that the “no work, no pay” principle will apply to employees who are not reporting for work, unless there is a favorable company policy, practice, or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment on this special non-working day.

“Proper observance of the pay rules on special non-working days will lead to more productive and competent employees. Voluntary compliance with labor laws, including payment of correct wages on holidays, is good for business,” said Baldoz in a statement.

President Aquino has declared August 21 as special non-working holiday through Proclamation No. 831, Series of 2014.