Yesterday, April 4, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced that employers must pay workers double pay for services rendered on the proclaimed regular holidays this month.
“They should be paid an additional 30 percent of the hourly rate for working overtime. Moreover, employees working on a regular holiday and days off should receive another 30 percent of their hourly rate of 200 percent and an additional 30 percent if they work overtime,” said Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.
As indicated in Labor Advisory No. 8, workers who report to work on regular holidays including April 9, 14, and 15, are eligible to receive double their day wages.
According to Bello, employees who did not work on regular holidays (April 9, 14, and 15) will be paid 100 percent of their regular salary, while those who worked on those dates will be paid 200 percent of their regular salary.
Moreover, Bello stated that on April 16, a special non-working day, the “no work, no pay” policy should apply.
Employees that provide service on a special day should be paid an additional 30% of their basic rate throughout the first eight hours of work. For overtime work, employees should be paid an additional 30% of their hourly wage.
As per DOLE, workers who perform services on their day off, which is a special day, should be paid an additional 50% of their basic wage for the first eight hours of their work. They will be paid an additional 30% if they work overtime.