Workers who will be reporting for work on Maundy Thursday (April 18), Good Friday (April 19), and Black Saturday (April 20) are entitled to receive premium payments on top of their regular salaries for these days.
In a statement, the Department of Labor and Employment said that under Labor Advisory No. 05, Series of 2019, employees who worked on April 18 and 19, which are regular holidays, will receive ‘double pay’. On the other hand, those who will be working on April 20, a special non-working holiday, will receive an additional 30 percent.
The DOLE explained that work done during the regular holidays shall be paid 200 percent for eight hours of work rendered. It shall be computed as (Basic Wage + COLA) x 200 percent.
There is also a provision for an additional 30 percent of the hourly rate for overtime work, or work done beyond eight hours, during regular holidays and shall be computed as (hourly rate of the basic wage x 200 percent x 130 percent x number of hours of overtime work).
Meanwhile, those who will be working on April 20 shall receive an additional 30 percent of his or her daily rate on the first eight hours of work. The computation will be (basic wage x 130 percent) +COLA.
Payment for overtime work rendered on a special non-working holiday shall be computed as the hourly rate of the basic wage x 130 percent x 130 percent x number of hours of overtime work.
Employees who will not report for work on regular holidays are entitled to receive 100 percent of their salary for the said days.
On the other hand, the ‘no work, no pay’ policy will apply to employees who will not report for work or who will not be required to work on a special non-working holiday.
For more information about the holiday pay rules, please visit the DOLE website at www.dole.gov.ph or call DOLE Hotline 1349.
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