Baldoz reminds employers of pay rules on National Heroes Day

By , on August 31, 2015


Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz and President Benigno Aquino III (Malacanang Photo Bureau)
Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz and President Benigno Aquino III (Malacanang Photo Bureau)

Monday, 31 August, is National Heroes Day and a national holiday, so yesterday Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz reminded private sector employers to observe proper pay rules for their workers on this day.

“I wish to remind—and I urge—private sector employers to abide by the pay rules for their employees on National Heroes Day,” said Baldoz in a press statement.

President Benigno S. Aquino III, in Proclamation No. 831, Series of 2014, declared 31 August as regular holiday.

“Proper observance of the pay rules on this day will lead to more productive and competent employees. Voluntary compliance with labor laws, including payment of correct wages on a holiday, is good for business,” she said.

For 31 August, 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 on this day [(Daily Rate + Cost of Living Allowance) x 100 percent];

· For work done during the regular holiday, an employee shall be paid 200 percent of his or her regular salary for that day for the first eight hours [(Daily Rate + Cost of Living Allowance) x 200 percent];

· For work done in excess of eight 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];

· For work done 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 her daily rate of 200 percent [(Daily Rate + Cost of Living Allowance) x 200 percent] + [30 percent (Daily Rate x 200 percent)]; and

· For work done 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).

On 13 August, Baldoz issued Labor Advisory No. 10 Series of 2015 spelling out the above-mentioned details of the pay rules. Labor Advisory No. 10 can be downloaded from the website of the DOLE’s Bureau of Working Conditions at www.bwc.dole.gov.ph.