Pay rules issued for Holy Week

MANILA (PNA) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued pay rules for April 2 (Maundy Thursday) and April 3 (Good Friday), regular holidays and April 4 (Black Saturday), a special non-working holiday.

With this, the DOLE through Labor Advisory No. 18, dated March 25, issued the pay rules for April 2 and 3, which are as follow:

If the employee did not work, he/she shall be paid 100% of his/her salary for that day [Daily rate + COLA) x 100%];

For work done during a regular holiday, the employee shall be paid 200% of his/her regular salary for that day for the first eight hours [(Daily rate + COLA) x 200%];

For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work), he/she shall be paid an additional 30% of his/her hourly rate on said day [Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 200% x 120% number of hours worked];

For work done during a regular holiday that also falls on his/her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30% of his/her daily rate of 200% [(Daily rate+ COLA) x 200%] + [30% (Daily rate x 200%)]; and

For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work) during a regular holiday that also falls on his/her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30% of his/her hourly rate on said day (Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 200% x 130% x 130% x number of hours worked).

The same Labor Advisory also issued pay rules for April 4, which is as follow:

If the employee did not work, “no work. No pay” principle shall apply unless there is a favorable company policy, practice or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment on special day;

For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work), he/she shall be paid an additional 30% of his/her daily rate on the first eight hours of work [(Daily rate x 150%) + COLA; and

For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work) during a special day that also falls on his/her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30% of his/her hourly rate on said day (Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 150% x 130% x number of hours worked).

The pay rules were issued in pursuant to Proclamation No. 831 signed by President Benigno Aquino III last July 17, 2014.

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