DOLE issues pay rules for Araw ng Kagitingan, Holy Week holidays

MANILA-- DOLE Acting Secretary Ciriaco A. Lagunzad III issued Labor Advisory No. 3, Series of 2017 prescribing the proper payment of wages for the regular holidays and special (non-working) holiday for this month.

There are three regular holidays this month -- April 9, a Sunday, which is Araw ng Kagitingan or Day of Valor;April 13, Maundy Thursday; and April 14, Good Friday, according to Lagunzad.

The special (non-working) day is April 15, Black Saturday, he said.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte issued Proclamation No. 50 on August 16, 2016 declaring the above as regular holiday and special non-working day.

For these days, the pay rules to be observed are as follows:

A. For the regular holiday on 9, 13, and 14 April 2017:

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

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

For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work), he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her hourly rate on said day. Computation: [Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 200% x 130% x number of hours worked];

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

B. For the special (non-working) day on 15 April 2017:

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 (CBA) granting payment on a special day;

For work done during the special (non-working) day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her daily rate on the first eight hours of work. Computation: [(Daily Rate x 130%) + COLA];

For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work), he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her hourly rate on said day. Computation: (Hourly rate of the basic daily wage X 130% x 130% x number of hours worked);

For work done during a special day that also falls his/her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 50 percent of his/her daily rate on the first eight hours of work. Computation: [(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 percent of the his/her hourly rate on said day. Computation: (Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 150% x 130% x number of hours worked).

Lagunzad stressed that the proper observance of the pay rules on both regular holidays and special non-working days encourages productive and efficient workers.

Compliance with labor laws, including correct payment of wage during holidays, promotes workplace harmony and excellence, which redounds to the productivity and competitiveness of businesses," said Lagunzad.

Source: Philippines Information Agency