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DOLE issues pay rules for Holy Week 2017 holidays

DOLE issued guidelines and pay rules for Holy Week 2017 holidays.

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The Department of Labor and Employment issued pay rules for Holy Week 2017 holidays.

The labor deparment urged private companies and employers to observe the correct pay rules and general occupational safety and health labor standards for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Black Saturday.

The following pay rules for Holy Week 2017 shall apply to all private workers:

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For the regular holidays on April 13 (Maundy Thursday) and April 14 (Good Friday):

  • 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].

For the special (non-working) day on April 15 (Black Saturday):

  • 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).

For comments and concerns, contact the DOLE hotline 1349.

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