DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 June) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is reminding employers in the private sector that workers who will report to duty during the regular holidays on June 5 and 12 “should get paid twice their regular daily wages.”
June 5 is a regular holiday nationwide in observance of Eid’l Fitr, which marks the end of the month-long Ramadan for Muslims while June 12 is Philippine Independence Day.
A press release issued Sunday by the DOLE said Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III issued an advisory prescribing the proper payment of wages for June 5 and 12.
The advisory states that “employees who did not work on said holidays shall be paid 100 percent of their salary ([Basic wage + Cost Of Living Allowance or COLA] x 100 percent)], while those who worked shall be paid 200 percent of their regular salary for the first eight hours ([Basic wage + COLA] x 200 percent).”
It added that if the employees worked overtime – or in excess of eight hours – “they shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate (hourly rate of the basic wage x 200 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked).”
Those who worked on a regular holiday that also fell on their rest day “shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their basic wage of 200 percent [(Basic wage + COLA) x 200 percent] + [30 percent (Basic wage x 200 percent)]” while those who rendered overtime work on a regular holiday that also fell on their rest day “shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate on said day (hourly rate of the basic wage x 200 percent x 130 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked),” the advisory said. (MindaNews)