The month of August is laden with holidays thus Department of Labor and Employment IX (DOLE 9) reminds employers to strictly observe the rule on the payment of wages for the regular holidays on August 12 and 26 and Special (Non-Working) Holiday on August 21.

DOLE 9 Director Ofelia B. Domingo said that workers who will report to work on August 12 (Eid’l Adha), August 26 (National Heroes Day) and Special (Non-Working) Holiday on August 21 (Ninoy Aquino Day) must be paid proper wages and benefits.

Prescribing the proper pay rules, Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III issued Labor Advisory No. 09, Series of 2019, pursuant to Proclamation Nos. 789 and 555 signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

The following are the rules for payment of wages on said regular holidays August 12and August 26.:

If an employee did not work, he/she shall be paid the 100% of his/her salary for that day, subject to certain conditions under the implementing rules and regulations [(Daily rate + COLA) x 100%];

For work done during the 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 130% x 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 (8) hours (overtime work) during a regular holiday that also falls on the workers’ rest day, they shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate on said day (Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 200 % x 130% x 130% x number of hours worked).

Meanwhile, for the Special (Non-Working) Holiday on August 21, the following pay rules apply:

If the employee did not work, the “no work, no pay” policy shall apply unless there is another company policy, practice, or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment on special days.
For work done during the special non-working holiday, an employee shall be paid an additional 30% of the daily rate on the first eight hours of work [(basic wage x 130%) + COLA].
For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work), the employee shall be paid an additional 30% of the hourly rate on the said day [hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 130% x 130% x number of hours worked].
Employees who work on a special holiday that also falls on their rest day shall be paid an additional 50% of their daily rate on the first eight hours of work [(basic wage x 150%) + COLA].
For overtime work on a special holiday that also falls on their rest day, they shall be paid an additional 30% of their hourly rate [Hourly rate of the basic wage x 150% x 130% x number of hours worked]. END

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