BAGUIO CITY – The Department of Labor and Employment- Cordillera Regional Office (DOLE – CAR) reminds employers to pay their workers based on the holiday rules on February 8 and 25 which Malacañang declared as special holidays.
February 8 is Chinese New Year while February 25 is the anniversary of the EDSA People Power.
DOLE –CAR Regional Information Officer Julienne Fortunato iterates Labor Advisory 01, series of 2016 for the Payment of Wages for the Special (Non-Working) Day on February 8 and 25, wherein if the employee did not work, the “no work, no pay” principle shall apply unless there is a favorable company policy, practice or collective bargaining agreement granting payment on a special day.
For work done during a special day, the employee should be paid an additional 30 percent on his daily rate on the first eight hours of work. For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work), the employee shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his hourly rate on the said day.
For work done during a special day that also falls on the employee’s rest day, he shall be paid an additional 50 percent of his daily rate on the first eight hours of works and lastly, for work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work) that also falls on his rest day, he shall be paid an additional of 30% of his hourly rate on said day.
Fortunato also shared that DOLE Regional Director Jalbuena is urging all employers to pursue labor standards-based excellence by observing the pay rules and other core labor and occupational safety and health standards during holidays as this will boost the productivity of their workers./JDP/CCD/Brandon Ellamil and Zhang Yu/PIA – SLU Interns