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PIA Press Release
Sunday, January 01, 2012

 

DOLE remind employers to heed pay rules for holidays

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Jan 1 (PIA) –- The Department of Labor and Employment called on the Eastern Visayas employers to heed the pay rules for December and New Year’s Day holidays.

Although there has been no complaint in the region, DOLE regional director Forter Puguon reminded the employers about Proclamation 84 of 2010, which declares December 25, Christmas Day and and December 30, Rizal Day, as regular holidays.

The proclamation also declares December 31, 2011 as a non-working special day as it is the last day of the year.

Moreover, Presidential Proclamation No. 295 declares January 1, 2012 as a regular holiday.

The pay rules for the three holidays on December 25 and 30 and January 1 are as follows:

If the day is an employee’s regular workday and it is unworked, he/she shall be paid 100 percent of his/her regular salary for that day.

If the day is worked, he/she shall be paid 200 percent of his/her regular salary for that day for the first eight hours. In excess of eight hours, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of the hourly rate on the said day.

If the day falls on an employee’s rest day and it is unworked, he/she shall be paid 100 percent; but if the day is worked, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of 200 percent. In excess of eight hours, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of the hourly rate on the said day.

Meanwhile, the following pay rules apply for December 31:

If the day is unworked, 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 even if the day is unworked.

If worked, the employee shall be paid an additional 30 percent of the daily rate of 100 percent on the first eight hours of work. In excess of eight hours, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of the hourly rate on said day.

If the day falls on the employee’s rest day and is worked, he/she shall be paid an additional 50 percent of the daily rate of 100 percent on the first eight hours of work. In excess of eight hours, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of the hourly rate.

Director Puguon said the DOLE will immediately inspect establishments that will be reported violating pay rules. (PIA 8)

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